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.

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.

  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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