How many years they have been married I don’t even know. These two are no typical retired couple, but also not that un-typical.
Memories are pouring out of almost every square inch of their flat. That is kind of common if you have spent multiple decades together. But sometimes memories are all that is left from the We that they used to be. Distance is continuously present. Smalltalk… XY has died last week, you grieve, you move on. They surely love each other, having lived through various ups and downs together. It has strengthened their bonding for eternity, but also has obliged them to. Which is not meant to harm anyone of course. Daily life is what it is, escaping that is unusual. But if, it’s a welcome change. Moments when We can be felt again.