An acquaintance was bemoaning that she was starting the new year without a romantic love. She felt sad about it. So we started talking about the love that she DID have, rather than the one she lacked. What a revelation. She found she was surrounded with a love she had not recognized.
Backstory It didn’t happen just like that. There was a lot leading up to it. Joan had been in the presence of my fiancé and me for years – on vacations, on outings and at home. She was a careful observer. Now, it turns out, she was about to become a tentative adviser as well. […]
(Updated) Backstory He was gone. I had so enjoyed him in my life – and now he had moved on. I was sad to know that we would confer no more. Our collaborations were over. I was on my own and feeling a little lost. Wanted to reach out to him. Wanted things to be […]
Backstory “You’ve got to write about it,” said one listener. “I’ll be watching for the story,” said another. So now that the decisiveness of marriage has sunk in, I decided to fill the requests and tell you how the man finally got me to the altar, after eight years of keeping him waiting. It is […]
Backstory – One Gift We were talking about beauty. Standard wisdom is that beauty fades. Actually, it depends on what you consider beautiful. And that depends on whether your eyes are on something or someone who is loved or simply seen. This story was the result of that reflection. Consider This Show – One Gift […]
Backstory – Evening Retirement, with all its opportunities, can also lead to a life that is quieter, safer, softer. Can that lead to boredom? That was the concern of my beloved, when retirement was new to me and well experienced by him. This is the conversation we had about that. Consider This Show – Evening […]