Archive for September 19th, 2010

Beginnings: I Do

19 Sep

At six she created wedding gowns for her dolls out of toilet paper. At ten she didn’t understand why she couldn’t marry her best friend just because they were both girls. At sixteen she wondered why her parents were still married. At twenty-two the love of her life married someone else. At thirty-one she vowed never to get married. At thirty-nine she embraced her spinsterhood. At fifty-three she buried both parents within two months and she knew why they’d stayed married. At sixty-seven she met a man in her “Active Adults” yoga class.

At sixty-eight she surprised herself by saying yes.