My response to the weekly picture challenge Unlikely


Unlikely ~ unusual or rare.

“I just don’t want to see you get hurt again.” Soulful brown eyes gaze into mine with earnest concern.

“I know honey, but hearts heal in time. Opportunities come and go quickly.”

“Well, as long as you know it’s highly unlikely that this will work, not at your age, Mom.”

I do my best to hide the smile twitching at my lips. My grown son is giving me advice on love. He is an adult, but still too young to know just how rare this is. To find that one person that makes your heart sing, “oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you.”

Many years later, hiking a desert trail, I see the cacti covered in snow and I remember how unlikely it is to find true love so late in life. I look over at my husband and I give silent thanks that out of 7 billion people, we somehow found each other. The meeting of minds, and hearts, and souls. Unlikely, but oh so very precious.

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