Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Living Life's Adventure
A few nights ago my husband, Rob, and I were in the mood for a little light-hearted animated fare so we popped in the movie “Up,” not realizing that within the first fifteen minutes, we would be sitting together avoiding eye contact for fear that we would burst into blubbering idiots.
If you haven’t seen the movie, it begins with the main character, now a grumpy old man, as a child. He meets an adventurous little girl with whom he spends most of his life having those everyday adventures that we take for granted.
For me, the lifetime adventure started at 16 when I let a tall dark-haired “college boy” talk me into stealing away from a youth bowling night for a little alone time and one fantastic kiss.
Since then we have traveled life’s road together. From studious Penn State students in Happy Valley, to DC wannabe insiders, we chased the adventures we were meant to have. And, somewhere along the way, we settled into a comfortable rural life back in Pennsylvania.
Well, leave it to an animated movie to slap you in the face with the reality that no matter how much you love someone, your time together is limited by mortality. Thoughts like that really put things into perspective.
Those precious everyday adventures are happening to us—right here, right now, and I’ve been taking them for granted. I tend to get caught up with my day job or the excitement of launching my new creative business, and no matter how distracted I get, Rob is there cheering me on. I’m really lucky to have him, and I look forward to having adventures for years to come.