Forever young

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyre

“Remember this place?” Andy said, spreading his arms out over the cobblestone streets.

Delilah marveled at his crinkle-free eyes. As hazel as the day they met forty years ago. A pair of women in strappy dresses smiled brazenly at Andy. Boldly flirtatious. So different from her day. She wasn’t mad. They assumed she was his mother. How were they to know Andy stopped aging at twenty-five?

Miraculous, the doctors had said.

“How could I forget? This is where we first met.”

“You mean when you almost bumped me over with your scooter!” Together they laughed, eyes shining and hearts fluttering.

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39 thoughts on “Forever young

    1. It was inspired by Benjamin Button. I like the exploration that tests the boundaries of love. I actually too the header photo while I was in Venice, Italy. Was such a curious-looking place that I had to snap a pic.

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  1. This is lovely, but I see trouble in the future. Not from him, but how long will she be ok with getting old and wrinkly and him just staying as he was?

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    1. Those are the challenges they are currently facing. The tests are coming from outside perspectives in the form of pressures to conform to what is acceptable or normal. But if they remain true to their feelings for each other, maybe they’ll find a way.

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  2. Calls to mind Oscar Wilde’s A Picture of Dorian Gray, in which the title character never ages but his portrait shows every degradation of his character over time. It seems more of a curse than a blessing, to stay young alone.

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    1. Oooh! That sounds intriguing. You are so right. It challenges our beliefs about ageing and we find that life is valuable precisely because it ends. Because nothing stays the same, everything has value.

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