Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hometown Couple

Couples from all over the globe come to visit Niagara Falls. What about the ones who live and work on the river's edge?
Theirs is a poignant story. She (or is it he?) stands immobile on the esplanade, around the clock. During the day, surrounded by throngs of footloose folk, she looks where they look, and she envies their freedom of movement. Through the small hours of the night, she gazes at the falls (or the restaurant, or the hotel, or in whichever direction the last tourist has left her pointing...)

She waits, she lives, for the dawn, when her True Love arrives, driven by that nice man in the raincoat, who always finds a reason to park, thus giving this local couple a few tender moments alone in the early morning mist. (sigh) It really is the most romantic place.

4 comments:

Clytie said...

Awe, such a cute couple. Looks like he's ready to "sweep" her off her feet!!! I've never been to Niagara, but I've heard it IS romantic. Sigh.

Sharon said...

Oh, Clytie, how did I not think of that line??

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, hahahahaa..that's wonderful! (grin) I have been to Niagra falls, and it is one of my favorite places in the world.

I would go back there in a milesecond! And of course, I'd watch for those two who have such a gigantic "crush" on one another. Hahaha..

(grin)

kkugler said...

I think they make a nice odd couple.