The crossroads ended in a catastrophic
Divorce. This was never an option.
We met in grad school and both had
gotten advanced degrees in theology.
The similarities between us were fantastic.
We got along very well and liked to do
the same things. Perfect. The problem
came when we had to decide who would
follow the others career to remain in
the relationship. My career was in Iowa
and my partners was in Pennsylvania. The
mistake I made was to follow my partner
and relinquish my own career to remain
in the relationship. Things did not work
out. After thirteen years together, I moved
back to California and my partner stayed
in Pennsylvania. I was devastated.
Even though I am sixty-one I still have
expectations for a future dream relationship
just haven't found it yet. It's been over ten
years since the break-up and I've gratefully
been healed for years.
I am reaching for a new dream...writing.
I take two writing classes and spend over
six hours writing per day, mostly poetry
and memoirs but that novel is on the
back burner. I have two very good
friends who I see every evening for
dinner and a movie...life is good.