Sunday, February 10, 2008

My alpha male

Sometimes you want to kill them, sometimes you want to marry them all over again. The best ones are the alpha males because when they show their soft side, it's soooo special.

My Hero asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I told him I wanted to see Matthew McConaughey's new movie AT the movie theatre. We haven't been to a movie in -hmm - fifteen years.

On the way we stopped at Sam's and once inside I realized I'd forgotten the checkbook and asked him to run out to the car and get it. I proceeded to fill my list from the aisles closest to the front of the store, occasionally looking for him, but we were in a hurry to make the movie so I moved on. Halfway down the main aisle he walked up to me and said, "Next time at least have the decency to wait for me at the front. I've been standing up there looking for you." Now, if I was going to stand around and waste time I'd have gone to the car to get the check book myself.

But then, on the way to the movie, I turned on a song from our past when I used to sing Lion in the Winter, by Hoyt Axton and Linda Rondstadt. It was his song.

When they sang, "and when I first saw you, I first loved you, like the song that you sang and the fire in your eyes," I heard him say, "Now that's the gospel."

I was driving and looked over at him, "What?" I asked. But he couldn't speak and had tears in his eyes. Then he said, "Years ago. That's what happened."

Thirty-two years later and he still gets choked up over a sentimental song and how much he loves me.

I think I'll keep him.


Leah Braemel said...

OMG - I know I just told you, but that put tears in MY eyes! What a great thing to have said to you - a birthday present you weren't expecting. Hope he got a big shmooch after that.

garn said...

Excellent tune as is the entire album.