"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Friday, March 8, 2013

Life According to The Fiddler

SM and I haven't been seeing much of each other lately.  The only time we do is on the weekends and I'm usually busy with housework or cooking while SM does his thing.

But there is some time for relaxing.  For conversations.  For reconnecting. 

For SM to watch his college basketball games and for me to veg out in front of the tube.

Fiddler On The Roof was on this past weekend and caused us to consider how some of the songs reflected in our own lives.

I told SM that "If I Were A Rich Man" is how Seinfield got the whole "Yada, Yada" routine going. 

You know, in the middle of the song? 


SM laughed and said it's not the same thing at all.

"Sunrise, Sunset" seems to show the routine pattern of our days lately.  I'm off to bed by 8:30pm and up by 4am while SM doesn't get home till after I'm in bed and gets up around 7am, right when I'm leaving. 

Sunrise, sunset, indeed!  "Swiftly fly the years..."  The days are sliding by with the sameness of our work routine.

And SM has been singing "But do you love me?" (see above link) when we do actually run into each other.

It's good for a laugh. 

And a smile. 

And maybe even a hug and kiss.

"After 25 years...It's nice to know..."

So if any of you "Kids" out there wonder what it's like to be married to the same person for a long time (27 years for us this year)...Just turn on Fiddler.

It answers most of life's little questions.


  1. You know.....I've NEVER seen the movie. Or the play, musical, book (was there even a book???).
    Yes, I'm bad. Maybe I should put it on my "to see/read" list, hugh?

  2. Yep, that movie is pretty true to life. My favorite line is in the song that goes: "God would like us to be joyful even when our hearts lie panting on the floor. How much more can we be joyful, when there's really something to be joyful for!"