Golden Wedding Anniversary by nettocastro on DeviantArt
When we're young, love is all wrapped-up with passion, glamour, excitement, mystery, thrill, & beauty. When we're old none of that stuff matters at all. When we're old, all that counts is the love itself. Which is all that should've counted all along. The photographer's closeness to his subjects & his choice to shoot in black & white emphasize the point. The subjects aren’t aware that they're being photographed; they're in a world that's been their own, just between them, for many years.
The old novel beckoned to be opened. Giving into temptation, she slowly picked it up and cracked it open. Dust from years of sitting on a shelf erupted from the pages, as if happy to be finally free. The smell that followed was sweet and begged her to enter into the world hidden within the pages. And she did.