Delighted Husband and I were with the kids eating burgers and ice cream at Sonic this Saturday afternoon when I heard the news of Paul Newman's passing. My first words were "Ohhhh bless her heart. Joanne has just lost her friend and lover and partner of 50 years."
Besides his professional legacy as an artist and philanthropist, when I think of Paul Newman, I think of one of the longest lasting marriages in the movie industry. I have immense respect for that. For this reason, my ears were quick to listen tonight when we happened across a rebroadcast of Paul's interview on Larry King Live.
Larry asked, "What is the secret to a lasting marriage?"
Paul's answer: "Lust, respect, patience and determination."
Wise words. My deep condolences to Joanne and their family. My profound respect to her husband.
May we all weave lust for each other, respect for each other, patience with each other and determination to stay together into the fabric of our marriages.