Many long years ago — going on 34, actually — I found my joy by marrying the best (IMO) man inna werld. We went to Natural Bridge Resort Park for our honeymoon. Natural Bridge was another joy, and so was (although I didn’t realize it at the time) my bridegroom’s playing The Carter Family and Uncle Dave Macon recordings.
So there are four things I found to love back then and still love today: my husband, Natural Bridge, The Carter Family, and Uncle Dave Macon.
Oh, and this:
The Joy of Mist
Natural Bridge Hemlock Lodge was right on the river, and every morning began with a thick mist that came right up to the balcony. 34 years later, any morning with a heavy fog is “A Natural Bridge morning.”
Here’s a picture of me, at the foot of Fat Man’s Misery:
The Joy of Misery
We went back to Natural Bridge for our 25th anniversary. I rather filled the misery this time, but the joy on the anniversary is that the hike up to the bridge, which nearly killed me on our honeymoon, was a breeze 25 years later. That’s what a good marriage’ll do for ya. 🙂
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character returns to a scene of long-past joy.