Browsing All posts tagged under »love«

Indefinite hiatus

February 5, 2014


Years ago, when I was a girl of 9 or 10, I accidentally slammed my fingers in the car door. It hurt – a lot. I wailed. My Uncle Bill (who has never been good, like many people, at seeing someone he loves in pain) was there and, after a moment or two, when my […]

I peeled bits of straw

January 5, 2014


To read or be read to by a love in a sensual setting was a private desire I had held close for most of my adult life. I don’t mean reading snippets of Dave Barry’s column loud enough so my partner can hear them and guffaw in response from the bathroom. Or to be sitting […]

Agony and fever, part two

August 27, 2013


(Part one of this post, Agony and fever, can be read here. ) Below is the final scene of Onegin, the film DK chose for us to watch that November day in 2011. We had not seen each other in over a year before that overcast day, a day I thought symbolized a door reopening.  We spent it […]

Like a duck

July 30, 2013


In love, I am like a duck. Once I have made that rare, diaphanous connection with another, looked into his eyes and seen myself, that’s it: I’m imprinted.  I’m not fickle and I don’t discard people. When I bond with someone, it is with Gorilla Glue. DK is more like a Bonobo.

none needed

July 25, 2013


Andy always said I think too much and DK said my brain needed a dimmer switch.  Both of which are sometimes true.  When I wrote I messed up I had gone too deep into my thoughts and fell into a self-flaggelating dark space. I have no need to forgive myself, although it is true I continue […]


July 24, 2013


Some experiences and relationships penetrate me so deeply it takes me a very long time to work through them. Maybe too long, but who is to say what the time limit should be on such things? Do we question that someone who has lost a loved one, be it child, spouse, parent or friend, will […]

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July 13, 2013


The short story. Read it here.