Did you ever wonder what attracts people to one another? What makes them stay together? See the old couple sitting in Dunkin’ Donuts, not really speaking to one another, sipping on coffee and eating donuts? How did they look when they were young? Was he tall, dark and handsome? Was she blond and pretty? Now he’s stooped and gray, wearing a tattered flannel shirt, and she’s bent over – osteoporosis? – and her face is wrinkled and fragile looking. She looks tiny and frail.
Were they ever young? Were they ever excited about the future? Did she giggle when he tried to kiss her, or was she as eager as he? Did they dance, and later make love, to the music of Frank Sinatra or Benny Goodman? Or were they rebels who hitchhiked across the country, begging food along the way?
Did they profess undying love? Do they still, but more quietly, feel that passion?
Did she have dimples that enchanted him when she smiled? Was his voice deep and resonant, or gravelly and soft?
When their coffee was finished, he stood up haltingly, and he took her arm to help her from the chair. They walked slowly out the door, which he held for her. As they headed toward their car, he took her hand. She looked up at him and smiled.
Yep. She has dimples.