Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!
As you all know, for some time I have been seeing my friend "V" who lives in Seattle. I haven't said much about V - until today.
V was my high school sweetheart - my boyfriend and more. Quite by accident, we reconnected a couple of years after Tom died. I had not seen him for over a quarter of a century when he came to St. Paul in mid-2007 for a visit.
During this time he has been a loving friend, a huge support and a patient man. We have found that we have very compatible interests and values - such as, we both eat healthy, like to exercise (or at least do it as a necessary evil), love to read, are of the liberal persuasion politically, value social justice and enjoy good wine and cheese to name but a few of our commonalities.
I found the photo strip, which is in the previous post a couple of months ago - it was taken in 1964 - they are photos of V and I. (Sorry for any confusion - I never dreamed that anyone would have thought they were of Tom and I because of the 11 year age difference between us.) I was stunned when I found the photo strip, in a box of old mementos, I remember when they were taken but didn't remember I still had them. I was 18 and he was 20 years old when those photos were taken - the exuberance of youth shines forth!
So here we are - 47 years after meeting - sharing ourselves, taking little steps together and seeing where things go from here. There is more to come and I will save it for another time.
May your day be filled with warmth and joy - whether your loved one is by your side or in your memories............Blessings to each of you.