Old love is sexy

I know your last thought about being older is that it’s sexy. If you read my title and thought, “Sophie’s coming a bit out of left field today, where is her head at?”, then bear with me.

Newspapers appear occasionally with good news stories of those happily married for 30 or more years, whose hearts, lives and hands have belong to each other as long as they can almost remember.

These older couples are a hopeful contrast to the Australian divorce rates of around 50, 000 per year. A few couples that make it to this point give us all hope that perhaps we won’t be another statistic, a person alone when it comes to our twilight years.

But why sexy, I hear you asking? Sure, it’s not so sexy if it’s your grandparents or parents, or anyone you know really. But tell me, does your heart not lift a little when you see an older couple cuddle or hold hands? Thinking, that could be me one day.

But do you want to know the most attractive part of all? That there is still love when you’re grey and wrinkly as an elephant; when you wear pants well above what used to be your waist; when nothing works or looks as well as it once did. Loving someone’s wrinkles around their eyes (when you know the events that carved those lines), the changing curves of their body (those well travelled paths that are being mapped anew), the loss of colour in their hair (from those events that shaped your very lives together)… That is what real love is.

And damn, don’t you think that’s sexy?

LoveThis love will never, this old love will never die

8 thoughts on “Old love is sexy”

  1. What’s not to want?I always get the song from the wedding singer stuck in my head when I think about this (a friend of mine sung it to his wife at their wedding): I wanna grow old with you. Sweetest song. Lior’s song – also awesome.

  2. I sang I wanna grow old with you at my friend’s wedding!! I love it :-)Also great post, I totally agree! My parents and grandparents are just like that and I know how lucky I am to have such wonderful role models!

  3. I’m yours is also a favourite of mine Jess. I’d be interested to see how close our music collections are… :PAnd LJ, when he sung it, I almost bawled. Most appropriate song! 😀 I am the same. It’s nice to see generations of people that love each other… And know you probably have the skills for that too! 😀

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