I always remember a man called Colin who I worked with in Harrison Gardener's Dyeworks when I was in my late teens. Colin was a kind and generous person, a good father and a faithful husband who loved his wife dearly. I will never forget him once telling me, 'I have loved my wife every day without fail since the day we married.We don't need expensive meals out and fancy holidays to keep our love solid and us both happy. All we need is lots of country walks and every day we awake to make sure that we fall in love with each other all over again. Colin will be probably dead now as he was a good twenty years older than myself, but I never forgot his philosophy to keep love fresh and I decided to write this brief poetic memory:
'Fall in Love Again' by William Forde
'Let you and I go walking out together,
and renew our love over hills, verdant valleys, rugged moors and purple heather.
To see all of spring shine brightly in your eyes,
and to hear you speak words so simple, yet filled with meaning deep and wise.
To see your rainbow smile in dazzling sun and colourful rain,
is all I need to make me fall in love with you again.'
William Forde: Copyright: April 27th, 2018.