Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hidden Obvious

Hidden Obvious: adjective. Term describes anything about a spouse, family member, or friend that should be obvious, but goes without being notice.

Husband and I met over 10 years ago. We started dating only a few months after that. We find that we know most things about each other, and it is a rarity that we discover something radically new. That's why tonight came as a humorous shock.

Recently, I've been having trouble with eye fatigue while crocheting (yes, I do that sort of thing). I pulled out my glasses that I haven't worn in who knows how long and started using them for that purpose.

Earlier today, I left out my glasses. Husband found them tonight and noticed the odd arrangement of the ear pieces. He asked if I had sat on them.

"No," I told him. "My ears are crooked."

He smiled and told me that he almost believed me.

"I'm not joking," I said. "My ears are crooked." I put my oddly askew glasses on, and to his astonishment, they sat straight.

"Are you..." he began. I'm guessing he was going to ask if I was holding my head funny.

I'm kind of shocked that after all this time and two sets of glasses he didn't know this about me. Maybe he had just forgotten. In his defense, you can't tell that one ear is higher than the other by just looking at me.

2 comments:

Molly Shumway Rawlins said...

love your blog. Came across your flair button on facebook. :)

Kristina said...

Why, thank you, Molly. I try.