The Underdog Triumphs

Saturday, October 22, 2005


The thing I like about weddings is that everyone beams their happiness and love onto others. It's like everyone is on ecstasy--all smilely, touchy-feely and thirsty for a drink.

I sat next to a charming couple named Chuck and Carmine--they were probably in their mid-60's, but they were young and vivacious. She told about their recent trip to Vegas and how they loved this dueling piano bar. Chuck and I talked about jazz. They told a sweet story about how when they travel they have to give the dog "doggie prozac." I wanted to hug them and take them home with me--but instead I invited myself to go boating with them (they keep a boat a Montrose Harbor-I've been looking for someone with a boat for a long time now.)

But what I loved about them is that she couldn't keep her hands off him-not in a gross "60-somethings-making-out" kinda way, but an arm around the shoulder, a kiss on the cheek, a squeeze of a hand--and he didn't take his eyes off of her when she got up to do the electric slide.

I wanted to ask what their secret was--I wanted to know how they kept it so alive. I wanted to know where to get Carmine's vivacious spirit and where I would have to go to pick up a Chuck.

There is so much I want to know.


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