As I think of love stories, my life since the 1960's, with all its
experiences, qualifies for my favorite love story.
My own love relationships have been meaningful while they lasted, and I could
share those many moments of passionate
kissing with Don, my honeymoon in Hawaii, where "We're almost there!"
expressed my enthusiastic anticipation of the
delight I'd not experienced before my wedding night. I could gush about
Garyt kissing my hand tenderly the many times
he or I inspired affection in each other. I would speak sweetly about the
permanent lilacs my first lover in Seattle (years
after my divorce) presented with hims home cooked meal, in response to my
carrying on about lilacs. They are still on my
bedroom window sill.
I'll always remember the October trip to see Vermont colors with David, my
lover of one month. Blissed out with our
infatauation, we were as delighted stopping at Halloween displays as at one
more gorgeous tree. One was so vibrant
with its myriad colors that I wept and called it the weepy tree. I loved to
tease David, and he even took my dare to
couple out in the field, with cars going by on a nearby road.
And I can't forget the Iowa lover who enjoyed back seat play during a
hailstorm at a Minneapolis museum. He
wasn't up to a public demonstration indoors.
One chapter in this best love story has to be about my three year
friends with benefits relationship with Richard.
We'd been lovers 20 years earlier and now felt deep friendship, thought we
weren't in love with each other. But we had
trust, respect, shared laughter, endless ideas and books to discuss,
two-for-one meals, country drives to pick colorful
leaves and blueberries and to wander around tulip fields. There were
all-you-can-eat buffets, movies, festivals and our
affection. Now how could that not fit in my kive story.
I's still going strong in exploring a relationship with a romantic
partner. At the moment, I'm friends with benefits with
another man. Life is good, and I'm curious how the next few years will add to
my favorite love story--my own story!
Causes Moreah Vestan Supports
Trees for Life, the environment, Nonviolent Communication, homeless shelters