Rainbow Colored Camouflage
We're Jen and Jim--the Rainbow Couple. That's what
friends, especially younger folks, call us. To them we
symbolize cheer and hope for a bright future. Our closest
friends all idolize us.
Today we're at a picnic with friends, old and new.
Spirits are high as we all prepare a huge feast and
overeat. Now it's story time. By popular vote, we're first.
They never tire of hearing our love story: high-school
sweethearts, the break up, inability to stay away from
each other, marriage at age 21, two kids, ups and downs
(mostly ups; downs were handled smoothly), two grandkids,
empty nest, sustaining love for 25 years, . . . Others' stories
shine too--but not like ours.
Now for the fireworks! But the Rainbow Couple's
smiles are brighter than the fireworks. We smile until
our faces hurt--and until, on the way home, camouflage
colors slink to the forefront, obliterating the bright hues
we show the world. We deserve an Oscar--or at least a spot
on the next toothpaste commercial.
March 24, 2017
Copyright © Janice Canerdy | Year Posted 2017