"This my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12
The scene opens. A middle-aged couple is sitting in their favorite chairs, indulging in a piece of frosted white cake and ice cream. Their manner is one of delight, nostalgia, and exhaustion. All around them are remnants of a family celebration—leftover cake, wrapping paper, ribbons, and gifts of silver. The wife looks at the pictures on the mantel, pictures of her husband and herself on their wedding day twenty-five years ago.
She: Wasn’t it wonderful of Jayne to dig up those pictures for us. (looking at him) You know … you still make my heart flip.
He: (with a smile) It was nice of the kids to do all they did. Remember all the times we worried that they would never grow up?
She: But they have, and they are so sensitive and beautiful. That has made…
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