Friday, June 09, 2006

The Parting

The papers were signed on Wednesday. Four hours to separate belongings. I had dreaded this moment for three years. The inevitable had been too difficult to face. We had to divorce.

Our love affair began ten years ago. This handsome specimen was sleek, fast, comfortable to be with. Together we explored the beauty of the West, the intrigues of big cities of the East. Then our lives changed tracks and my companion and I had to part. Despite my declaration that this would be a life-long love, it couldn't be. I had to touch his body once more, whisper tender phrases in his ear, say farewell.

Our Airstream van motorhome went to live with a couple just starting their lives in travel. I was glad to see my dear companion find someone who'd take utmost care in his behalf. We parted outside town and L and M returned to Louisiana happy with their purchase.

3 comments:

MojoMan said...

You had me going for a minute there!

I can understand both the urge to explore and the need to feel rooted. It's great that you've been able to enjoy both.

Endment said...

So you have made another transition in your life --- what is next?

Wenda said...

What a handsome love to let go. Good you get to keep the memory of all the places he took you, apparently in comfort and style.