you don’t realize how attached you are to someone until you go without talking to them for a bit
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
I’ve reblogged this before and I will reblog it again.
This is so great
"We’ve been married 22 years. He’s a very good man. He feeds me, he bathes me, he pushes me around everywhere."
"How’d you meet?"
"I tripped when I was coming out of the grocery store, and dropped my bags. He picked them up."
"What was the happiest moment of your life?" "
Probably when I saw my husband for the first time.”
“Did you know he was going to be your husband?”
“Oh, I don’t know. He was just so exciting.”
“What’s the most exciting thing he ever did?”
“Oh, I don’t know. One day when we were working in the garden, he got down on one knee and proposed to me. At that point, we’d already been married for 35 years.”
"Back in Greece, your circle of friends grows larger and larger as you go through life. In America, the circle mostly shrinks or stays the same size."
"Why do you think that is?"
"Time. Nobody has time here. It seems that every time you make a new friend, another friend has grown too busy or moved away."
"We met 55 years ago on a teen tour, and have been best friends ever since."
“What’s her best quality?”
“What’s the toughest thing she’s ever helped you through?”
“I don’t know if I should say this, but I’m going to. Fourteen years ago, I got lung cancer. Then seven or eight years ago, I got breast cancer. And now the lung cancer’s back. I must have set a record or something, because it was fourteen years ago, but now it’s back, and it’s metastasized, and the prognosis is not good.”
“She’s doing good. The chemo is working.”
“She’s right, I’m doing ok, and I’ll make it longer than expected, but the prognosis is not good. And I’m gonna cry now, but I’ve got to say— and I know it’s a cliche— but she’s been there every step of the way. Every appointment, every surgery, every time I’ve done chemo, she’s been there. And I couldn’t have come this far without her.”