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Friday, August 31, 2007

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Two



I lured him over to make him listen to the new Ryan Adams' single, "Two." Somehow, we got to talking about family stories instead. He told me about the tire swing his Uncle Earl hung from an oak branch so high, you could swing free and clear into the Arkansas summer sky forever.

He swung that arc out into the wild blue yonder, and found me at the edge of the world, sleeping. He courted me across three countries, persuaded and persisted until I woke up to my own life. It was all a long time ago. We have had, and have, our struggles since. But when you go into a restaurant and see a couple tucked away at a corner table, talking—really talking—to each other, we are that couple.

It takes two
and it used to take one.
It takes two
and it used to take only one.


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6 Comments:

Blogger Amy U. said...

I have Ryan Adams programmed on my "Artist Alert" on the Sirius and CRANK IT whenever it comes on in the car. I like the line,

"If I could, I'd treat you like you wanted me to, I promise."

6:36 AM  
Blogger Prisca said...

Lovely post. :)

8:08 AM  
Blogger paper napkin said...

Aw, what a sweet post. Love that's endured, that's true love.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Schmutzie said...

Sweet.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Mocha said...

I must away to the dentist for thou hast given me a cavity from this sweet, sweet post.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

My favorite bit:

"He swung that arc out into the wild blue yonder, and found me at the edge of the world, sleeping. He courted me across three countries, persuaded and persisted until I woke up to my own life."

Just lovely.

7:23 AM  

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