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Home Planet: Real Love (To air Feb 13.)

From: Spokane Public Radio
Length: 03:30

I watched the old man and woman walk slowly down the sidewalk...

Px001627_small I imagined them as they had awakened that morning. Bodies that had lost the softness of youth, grown lean and sharp with age, spooned together in the bed they had shared for many years. They rose to greet the day in a room full of photographs, the smiling faces of mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, newborn babies and fresh-scrubbed children, looking down from the walls. Their own wedding portrait -- perhaps he was wearing a uniform ? on the table beside the bed. I imagined a room and two lives that had seen passion, heartache, tears and laughter. And love.

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I imagined them as they had awakened that morning. Bodies that had lost the softness of youth, grown lean and sharp with age, spooned together in the bed they had shared for many years. They rose to greet the day in a room full of photographs, the smiling faces of mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, newborn babies and fresh-scrubbed children, looking down from the walls. Their own wedding portrait -- perhaps he was wearing a uniform ? on the table beside the bed. I imagined a room and two lives that had seen passion, heartache, tears and laughter. And love.

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Review of Home Planet: Real Love (To air Feb 13.)

This piece was beautiful; a new and refreshing look at Valentine's Day. It was thoughtful and the imagery of the older couple was very tender. The music at the end complimented the overall aura of the essay.

(Ms. Millsap has another piece on Valentine's Day that is equally listener-friendly. I recommend listening to them both.)

Broadcast History

To air Feb 13, 2006
Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet is a weekly column which appears in The Spokesman-Review each Monday.

Musical Works

Mixed with John Lennon's "Real Love."

Related Website

http://www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/homeplanet/