Old Age Love and Romance
Love is one major among the widely used, misunderstood, and wrongly interpreted human emotions. Human beings fall in love with virtually everything that exists under this globe. Love emotionally exists between any two bodies and/or objects- between a parent and his/her child; male and female; two brothers or sisters; with nature; with animals; with profession; and so on.
Love bears different meanings to different people depending on maturity and/or age. At times it is interpreted to be any of: care, respect, admiring, understanding, faithfulness, adjusting and compromising, trust, romance, celebration, hug, kiss, sex, having kids, facing challenges, growing and living together, etc.
This write-up shall be making us to understand what old age love and romance really mean between a man and a woman emphasising more on its importance. Have a happy digest…
At the age of sixty (60), many feel shy romancing the love of their life. Some even feel scared as well- unknown societal fears. Thinking about what other people will think or say about us. Basically, love and romance at age 60 and beyond is such a different experience. While some couples spend this period discussing about their grown-up children, grand children, pasts, etc, other couples are a bit different as they experience way(s) of new life. They remain as romantic and creative as ever. At such age, emotional experience will not be very different from the past years of being together. Everyone experiences similar emotion flow, not minding the country or language they live in or speak.
Sometimes a go, I sat down soliloquizing if there can still exist enough love, attraction and romance between my wife and I by the time I will be sixty-five and she will be sixty-two? Then, I would have been old enough and good as the secret place of diseases. With my thick glasses and walking stick being my companion. The few remaining hairs on my head (if at all there will be) would all have turned grey, eating with my teeth-less mouth, coughing all through the night thereby disturbing the peace of her sound sleep. I am still wondering if she will still be capable enough to love and romance this old figure. Well, one thing I know is that I will still be able to love, cherish and romance her in that our old way which nobody else can.
By the time we both reach our retirement age, in oneness we will relocate to another good place for the two of us, a small house that will be enough for just the two of us. Then, I will never wish to stay away from her for too long. We will travel and live together in unity and not separately, we will take a daily walk both in the morning and evening times. We will have our breakfast after walking together either in the park or on the beach. I’m sure she will not be shy, or you think she will? I will then ensure she take her pills after breakfast. We will be together in our bedroom enjoying the afternoons as well as the nights, reminding her of how we did during our honeymoon days? Personally, I will make tea without sugar for her. We will take our lunch and dinner together feeding her by my hand. We will not cease having candle-lights at night.
Though at a semi-old age, i pray she will not be sick too often, whenever she does, I will care for her. As many times as she request for water at night, I will provide for her. I will ensure she sleeps under her blanket and at the same time, the mosquito treated net. As many times as she request that I switch on or off our air conditioner, I will oblige. We will go for our honeymoon regularly to many different places.
Finally, knowing that she likes ornaments, I will on daily bases get her fresh beautiful flowers, alongside several unexpected surprise gift items- jewelry, sexy dresses and many more. I will keep doing all these and even more for the only love in my life throughout the rest of my life.
No! This old age love and romance between us will not die!!