The Date

Posted in triplicate (a Trilogy) around these #ALTACITIES is the following #SocialCurrentSee archive that is a fitting precursor to archived content on our FLIPBOARD magazines and the allied post on our NEXTDOOR Trilogy message board:

Basically, there are two reasons why I identify with the story in the video clip below.   
1) We live in a the TGI 55+ common interest development (aka HOA) in Southern California. Here, among the 1317 homes, are many residents who are living out their senior years without the presence of a spouse they had loved for decades. 
2) A growing number of my professional colleagues, family members, and friends have suffered this kind of separation in life. Of course, Dee Dee and I are most thankful we are still together as a couple (now nearly 45 years) and have survived many challenges to our longevity both in life and in matrimony. Notable in this regard has been our ten-year survivorship with a cancer episode that began for me in 2006.  

VIDEO LINK (click to view)

Related: READ A Widow’s Choice  ▶ Reminds us all that grief is personal, and others may grieve differently than we do. No human response will diminish personal grief or make a home less empty. Yet the story in 'the choice' reminds us that even in the midst of our worst sorrows, our sovereign and loving God can be trusted. Read: Psalm 34:15-22