The Surprise Of Our Glory Days

Mailyn and Miller on Plus Black Blog
Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller by Richard Avedon

I woke up this morning to Adele singing ‘Someone Like You’ then, flipping through emails, saw some beautifully nostalgic photography of famous couples in love on Flavorwire: 15 Photos That Capture Famous Romances.

My favourite was this gorgeous image (above) of Monroe and Miller but I also loved Bacall’s words:

Bogie and Bacall were Hollywood icons … [theirs was] a relationship that was filled with old-fashioned romance. Bacall elaborated on their partnership in a 2009 interview:

“I’m so lucky to have married Bogie and to have had such a fantastic relationship, even if it was so short [14 years]… I was headstrong and he was patient and so loving and funny and witty, my God! A man of honor and integrity and he lived his life by the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. And, by golly, if anyone lied to him, they were out. Most of the time I was in awe of him; he was the most incredible man who walked on earth…. “

I’ve been unable to shake off lingering thoughts of how we never know, as we live them, which are the best days of our lives, what we will regret or that which we will cherish to the end of our days.

And there is the bittersweet nostalgia of remembering our hopes and dreams … many later dashed but forever associated with our past selves …where we once were to where we are … evidenced so touchingly in the 15 photographs and sung so movingly by Adele …

Extract from Lyrics of Someone Like You:

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

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