The Man I Married and I met 29 years ago on a street corner: a random occurrence that shaped the rest of my life. I was waiting for the Walk light, and he crossed on the Don’t walk. Nothing much has changed. We got married 51 weeks later. We’ve been together for over half my life.
Swans, like those raised on The Brady Bunch, live and mate in family groups and keep the same mate for a lifetime.
At first, long-term marriage looks like this:
Then sometimes it looks like this:
Often it looks like this:
I used to want this:
Now I just want this:
What I have is this:
I’ll take it and count myself lucky.
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All photos by Jennifer D. Munro.