Category Archives: romance

The Last Good-bye

The other day I watched a video about grief and the facilitator gave us a topic to think about.  “The last time I saw you.” Why can’t I remember our good-bye the last time I saw you? It was hot … Continue reading

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Bass Player

I like to watch you with your bass guitar– the way you finger the strings. They say you’re good, and I want to hear what makes you good. I watch your fingers as I hear the thumping chords, wanting to … Continue reading

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The Secret Park

I threw on my hoodie – the morning was cold and shiny, just how I like it. I felt good, felt like walking somewhere different, somewhere outside my comfort zone. So I followed my nose for half an hour or … Continue reading

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The Fiddler

It’s not you, my dear. You love me as well as you can. You couldn’t love me any better. It’s just that you’re a fiddler trying to play a Stradivarius. You’re a good fiddler, but I’m not a fiddle. You … Continue reading

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The Couple at The Starfish Company

She was blonde and plump and pleasant, and asked if they could share our table on the wharf. Sure, said I, caught by surprise. We started jabbering and found much in common: college jobs, December birthdays, our men both Tonys. … Continue reading

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Older Man

I’m afraid to give myself to a man who will be old before me. I want to share my golden years with you, rocking on the porch, sipping iced tea, laughing with you. If I say yes to you I’ll … Continue reading

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Dancin’ with my Guy

You’re sitting on the sofa reading, radio playing. Then, over running water, and clanking dishes I hear our song, and moving to my dining room dance floor begin my solitary dance– the one I dance with my invisible Romeo when … Continue reading

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Body Surfer

I emerged from my umbrella-shade and strolled to the water’s edge, watching you, a human surfboard, coasting in to shore at the end of your glide. On a whim, I planted my feet where I thought you would land, straddling … Continue reading

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A Thin Place

We were canoeing down the river on a perfect April day and there was something palpable in the air. What mystics call “a thin place.” My canoe partner told me that when he and his now-departed wife were canoeing down … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #6

The sixth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is from the book, Beauty, by John O’Donohue, an Irish priest, poet and philosopher at the forefront of Celtic spirituality. His best known work is probably Anam Cara, an international bestseller. … Continue reading

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