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Underneath the Stars

 Liam spread a blanket on the soft and mossy ground and sprinkled it with petals pulled from roses. Anise stood spellbound, watching as he slid a bottle of Burgundy wine from a velvet bag, and produced two silver goblets from his pockets. Beckoning her to join him, Liam presented her with a tiny heart-shaped candy box.  Kneeling down, he bid Anise to open it; and when she did she found a silver band of sparkling diamonds nestled in between the chocolates.  Thus began a night of magic underneath the canopy of stars. 
 
Fifty years of life flew by and found them once again beneath the stars with chocolates and wine, where Anise leaned into Liam and whispered softly, "I find it so amazing that our love feels just as magical as it did on that night so long ago." 
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10 comments:

  1. What a romantic you are! For my wife and my 50th wedding anniversary we managed to find the exact same French Champagne that we had had for our wedding, when we celebrated with our children and their families. (It was a bit more expensive that time round!) Memories are made of this!

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    1. How wonderful you were blessed with fifty years and more to share and celebrate! I love sentimental touches like repeated routines and the same Champagne, it means that the first time round was something special, remembered and treasured. Papa Bear is a true romantic in every sense of the word and he inspires me!

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  2. That's a charming story. My parents were together for about 70 years, and he still drank his bitter, and Mum drank her sweet sherry.

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    1. Wow, that's a long time to be together... awesome! By then you know and accept each other's imperfections and you've learned to make it work inspire of them. You sparked a sweet memory for me with your Mum drinking her sherry, as my beloved Grandmother always had a bottle of Mogen David wine, and love to have a glass of it with company. I do miss her!

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  3. Two nights, like book ends, framing a life of love. Beautifully done.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! Just last night Papa Bear were talking about our hope that we can both live to celebrate our 25th Anniversary together in twenty more years!

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  4. that magic you write about is very rare, but beautiful to think about anyway.

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    1. It is indeed rare Shimon, but I have seen it in a few couples, and I have found it in my life even if it took many years to come to me. How wonderful it is to be loved like that, when at one time I didn't believe in love at all!

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