A Pair Of Penguins
Bruhs Mero and Gene Harwood had been together for sixty-four years before Bruhs passed away in 1995.
I met Bruhs in 1929. I remember that I was a little intimidated because he had a regular girlfriend, and it was just assumed that ultimately they were going to get married. But he and I spent a lot of time together, and eventually, whatever chemistry was at work, Bruhs realized that I meant more to him than the girl did.
I'm sure it was basically a physical attraction at the beginning, but there was a strange feeling of recognition that passed between us. A sense that we were really not strangers. And we both had the same ideal, which was that we didn't want to ever leave each other.
We built a life together which supported who we were and what we cared about. I think the most fulfilling times were the dance and music work we did together. Bruhs and I created a little theater where we performed together.
I think that creating together strengthened our relationship. Ours might have gone the way of so many others without that creative cement to tie it together.
I feel that we are on this planet for a purpose, and that we must view our experience here as part of a gigantic classroom where we must learn our lessons in order to progress. Bruhs and I always felt that our life paths came together not by accident, but for a purpose, and that we will be reunited at a future time in another setting.
We are not alone. Credit to Joe's penguins