A Love Like WinterPosted: June 5, 2015
Not until you buy me a ring, she remarked
Is that everything? he replied
Why don’t you want to get married? a decibel louder – obviously a little frustrated. You know what you need…
Tell me then, what do I need?
To get your mind right. Get your bearings… get in the real world!
I think I’m quite practical, wouldn’t you say?
It’s been years… and you still haven’t said the words
Right, but let me tell you a thing a two about bearings… the world… and words
I’m really not in the mood for another of your metaphorical anecdotes
C’mon, that’s not fair! I let you have your say… you should hear me out
One last time
So, as far as bearings… I’ll tell you a little story… see, there was once a Dane named Bering, a navigator, who led the Russians on expeditions to discover whether Asia and North America were connected by land, helping them to annex Alaska
What are you getting at?
My next point… the world… and the words! Be patient my love… so, what’s interesting is that Russia later sold Alaska to the Americans for some two cents per acre making for a cheap acquisition. So my point is that of course, yes… I could ask you to marry me right now, but is it worthwhile? Personally, I feel not only will the wait mean more in the end but also – by that time I may be worth something… trust me… think about it…
No. I’m done, there’s nothing else to think about. You’re always evasive. Marry me now or I’m leaving!
© Heath Muchena, 2015