As Heard

I saw some roses at a teller’s station at my bank today, and found out that they were a gift for a teller for her second anniversary. I wished her a happy one.

Girl on line next to me in the bank: “I read somewhere that a wedding ring is the smallest handcuff you can wear.”

Me: “It’s the proudest thing I wear.”

My titanium wedding ring; strong, lightweight, elegant. It is the most important thing I put on every day.
My titanium wedding ring; strong, lightweight, elegant. It is the most important thing I put on every day.
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4 Comments

  1. I was thinking of couples like you, Richard, while writing the Velcro poem. Not that you are imperfect, but just that you have managed to stick together like Velcro. And I love the clinking together of rings, Ms. Nicole. Very powerful symbolism there.

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  2. Ugh. I’ve always disliked the “ball and chain” and “handcuff” metaphors for marriage. So many things wrong with the comparison.

    “It’s the proudest thing I wear.”

    I hadn’t thought of it, but I suppose that’s true for me too.

    “We click ours together, like superheroes, before tackling difficult tasks.”

    That’s awesome, Nicole. Love it.

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