Tag Archives: romance

Another Kind of Valentine

Tracing Pain She arrives late frail and with pain dimming her usually vivacious face. With thin white and shaking fingers, she traces the map of her pain.  Pain makes roads up and down her arm.  She knows each one, knows … Continue reading

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Stop Two-Growing

My husband announced he’s a peony. He no longer feels like himself as his petals open more and more. Ever more layers appear. Just about the time he thinks he’ll see the pattern of his center more petals appear. His … Continue reading

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Stop One – Belonging

Belonging While I get a massage he walks to Hana Bay. When I’m done, he leads me to a young plumeria tree. There is a table and two chaise lounges.   He opens his beach bag. Out comes Thai tea … Continue reading

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Explorers

Explorers We explore marriage. Trace the outline of couple. Can we map it? Define it’s parameters? List it’s concepts?   As beginners, we had three rules, three necessities. Number one, breathing. Number two, comfort. Number three, we can’t remember. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Complexity of Completeness

  Strangeness emanates, wafts like the tropical breeze. It makes me wonder if being content and not endlessly seeking some wisp of a life caught on an unreachable cloud will make me bereft of the drive to create. Will I … Continue reading

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U-Turns-A New Life

The shovar translucent in the setting sun calls us in celebration. The shovar blast forms into a living being that coils into the air.  It finds the ocean and pounds in the waves. The trees whistle with the wind of … Continue reading

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U-Turn or Love in the Time of Medicare

First thought was no need to rant on about this. But how many people are well versed in the area of senior romance? The number is increasing I’m sure of it but Social security/Medicare didn’t get the memo. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Of U-Turns and Ants

I have a really good excuse for my long silence. At the age of 70 I find myself engaged. This u-turn came after having completely given up on love and romance. I always say when I’m wrong I’m really wrong. … Continue reading

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