Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

February 2, 2018 at 8:54 am 10 comments

A Walk to Remember the Park

Location: Lake Chabot Park, Castro Valley, California
I chanced upon this couple in their 70s holding hands while walking in the park. Although I consider it intrusive to take pictures of people without their permission, it was such a lovely sight that I had to make an exception.

I find it admirable to see two people grow old together and enjoying each other’s company. They’re living proof that a marriage can last “until death do us part.”

A successful relationship will always be a work in progress. It requires shared commitment and mutual respect in facing life’s challenges that come along the way. It gets easier when a beloved partner is on your side.


a trusted volume
that doesn’t stay languid
on the shelf and gather dust
that’s you, beloved

read cover to cover
i’d known you by heart
still, when i part the pages
you’d come fresh, the fireworks start

a companion on long hikes
and a pillow on my head
as i lay down on the grass to rest
that’s you, beloved

– Plaridel


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. hellodewww  |  February 2, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    That’s a beautiful photo. Capturing 2 people in love 🙂 hope you can also check out on my recent posts 🙂

    • 2. plaridel  |  February 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm


      i enjoyed reading your posts so much that i have added your blog to my list of favorites. hope you don’t mind.

      • 3. hellodewww  |  February 3, 2018 at 8:19 pm

        I dont! Im fact, I’m so flattered.. Thank you for dropping by 😁

        • 4. plaridel  |  February 4, 2018 at 9:21 am


          you’re awesome! 🙂

  • 5. Beloved – Snow – What's (in) the picture?  |  February 3, 2018 at 2:30 am

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    • 6. plaridel  |  February 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm


      thanks for the pingback! much appreciated.

  • 7. prior..  |  February 4, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    nice photo – says soooo much
    🙂 and great for beloved

    • 8. plaridel  |  February 5, 2018 at 9:17 pm


      i saw them again the other day still holding hands when i went to the park. for some reason, they sat beside me on the bench. i wonder if they knew i took their picture before. 🙂

      • 9. prior..  |  February 5, 2018 at 10:04 pm

        wow – that is so nice – and now I am kinda hoping you take a photo of their hands (with permission of course) – or maybe not.
        but in this photo – you grabbed a mood with their posture, gait, and attire.
        close but not too close…
        and grabbed the partnership and beloved vibe – you should print them a copy and give it to them -:)

        • 10. plaridel  |  February 7, 2018 at 9:49 am


          good idea. 🙂


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