Today the hubby and I went to the town where my son goes to college. We met him there and then went and picked up my hubby’s birthday gift (a little late). We then traveled another forty miles to the small town his dad lived in to gather some of his things.
If you were to meet my husband you would probably think him to be very quiet and maybe a tad (just a tad) “redneck” or “Okie.”
He is that. But he is also more.
We were young when we met (you can read all about that here). He drove a truck, wore cowboy boots, and wore shirts with the sleeves cut out before Larry the cable guy made them the redneck craze.
He has always been a man (and boy) of few words. He is always supportive of my writing and my love of reading, but he would rather spend his time fishing or hunting.
He is not the romantic type and very rarely goes all out for anniversaries, birthdays or holidays. His idea of giving me flowers is picking them from my bush (or his moms) and bringing them inside.
But if I ask him to do something, make something, or help me in some way he is endless in his pursuit to please me.
He’s a bit (just a bit) on the sarcastic side and loves to tease and joke. I’ve never thought him to be poetic or eloquent- that is just not his way.
But in our drive today I found that he is very poetic. I realized I don’t always have my writer’s ear turned on when we are together. I have been missing so much.
One of my goals through this SOLSC (after reading so many great slices); is to listen better with my writer’s ear. I want to remember (or write down) the things I hear from people, songs, sounds, things, around me.
Today as we rode together this is part of what I heard from my husband, with my writer’s ear and heart.
Riding in the Car
It is really getting green
The rain has been good
It’s easier to look at-the green
It’s not as harsh on your eyes
as the brown of winter
There are the horses
Let me know if you’d like me to stop
for a Kodak moment
I have to say
they have the prettiest part
of Osage county
We’re almost there
Thank you for riding with me.