Not long ago I overheard several women in their thirties speaking about holding hands with their significant others in public. The general consensus was that it’s an outdated custom. Each of them could not understand why anyone would want to do it and even made some derogatory jokes about couples of all ages they’ve seen practicing this horrid display.
Well, I’ve been married for over forty years and my wife and I still hold hands in public. We don’t do it to make a statement, we do it because we want to and we instinctively know it’s where we belong.
I wasn’t upset listening to those young women speak about what they felt was meaningless. I just felt sorry for them. Maybe they never found a hand they wanted to hold forever. Or maybe they did and it never reached back in return.
We all take things for granted in life and too often we forget that what’s here today, may not be with us tomorrow. So while I have the chance to feel her hand in mind, I will.
Every chance I get.
I hope they get to do the same one day.