She Sits In The Shadows, Ever Silent…

Some prefer the spotlight, hungry for the attention and adoration of others, in the hope it will fill some void deep within.

But she has no such need. No she sits silently in the shadows, content to let others scramble about like ants, struggling to fulfill unattainable desires. Her dreams have always been simple but no less meaningful than those of fame and fortune.

To find another heart with which to bond and to build something enduring, is that such a bad dream to have?

I think not.

But no matter what Disney tries to sell us, our wishes don’t come true overnight; the road can be far from smooth and many simply jump off the path and hide in dark places deep inside themselves. And so their dreams die a lonely, quiet death.

But in spite of the many pitfalls, both natural and man-made, she has achieved her dream – a home, a family (with human and feline, canine and aquatic members!) and the knowledge that there is always someone ready to give her a hug when she needs it.

I am but a humble mortal, fragile in spirit and form, but my heart all-too-human heart is forever hers.

She is my wife and she knows I’m broke so this meager birthday offering will come as no surprise.

I hope.

One dream you won’t be achieving any time soon, wife!

See you in the lobby, kids…

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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10 Responses to She Sits In The Shadows, Ever Silent…

  1. Tom Huff says:

    My wife’s birthday is today too.

    Hmmm…gonna have to try this approach

  2. penpusherpen says:

    Made me laugh out loud…and I do hope ‘wife’ is lenient and tender with your all too human heart…..x

  3. gmomj says:

    that’s so romantic

  4. VampireLover says:

    I have everything I could ask for…a family, a home and a loving husband. Thank you……I Love You!!!

    (still love my vamps too…LOL!!!)

  5. This really made me laugh… Sweet… Have a great day…

  6. …and I thought you crime fighters were as cold as steel.

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