Now What?

This first Christmas in my own home, I decided to decorate an evergreen outside near the window wall. I found the box with too many decorations in the crawl space and dragged out a ladder big enough for me to handle. Sarge and Jesse girl hunkered down after chasing squirrels. For a minute I thought about Marty riding into the wind only to lose his life nine months before. Multi-colored lights wound around as I climbed up and down. I had time to think. If I were a marriage counselor, I’d have a sign “Marriage is one long conversation.”A deep voice said,”Can I help?” Startled, I turned so fast I fell backward off the ladder into the arms of, oh my, Kirk Richards. The dogs didn’t warn me; they sat up, tails wagging, smiles on their old faces. Breathless, I said,”Well.” “I found you.” “Yes you did.” “I’ve changed my life. Forever.” “That’s a long time.” Kirk said,” Now What?” I grinned, then laughed and couldn’t stop. We climbed the ladder together, me first, Kirk close behind and began to untangle the string of lights. Wewriwa://, wewriwa.com

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We stayed far back, Jana and I, arms linked against a fierce wind blowing off the lake. The funeral had drawn an over-flowing crowd, movers and shakers of the city and their women. I no longer had to worry about fitting into Marty’s world. When the last limousine drove away but before the casket was lowered, I walked toward the lone figure remaining. Head bowed, Rocco didn’t move when I slid my hand into his big hand. I gave him a few of the red roses from my bouquet and together, without a word spoken. we placed them on the casket. On tiptoes, i reached way up and kissed his rough cheek. Then I turned away, knowing Marty was some where peaceful , and headed back to my friend Jana and my life.

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Now What? Continued

Jana broke the ice. Marty was supposed to see you last night and never made it.” Carly nodded. “He was riding the motorcycle here when he had the accident.” Again Carly nodded. “and you were here waiting for him all hours by yourself thinking maybe he stood you up?” Tears began to flow and Carly grabbed a tissue. Cindy said, Now What?” Carly froze. Cindy said,” Did I say something wrong?” Shaking her head, Carly said, “These are words Bob and I used all through marriage when their was a problem.I said that when Bob died.” I wondered exactly what I had with Marty Ambrose. It came down to a few hours in my life; dinners, flowers and phone calls, some kisses and nothing more. “Yes. No sex although last night was supposed to be the night.” Jana said, “I’ll go to the funeral with you Tuesday. When the crowd clears away, you can pay your respects. He meant something to you even for a short time. Jana hugged her. Maybe that’s all it was meant to be. A few hours in time.”They left and now she had her faithful dogs. wewriwa:// wewriwa://.com

Now What? moving on

Jana broke the ice. “Marty was supposed to see you last night and never made it.” Carly nodded. “He was riding the motorcycle here when he had the accident.” Carly nodded. “And you were here waiting for him all those hours by yourself thinking maybe he stood you up.” She hit pay dirt. Tears began to flow and Carly nodded. She painted the whole picture of his sweet message about recreating their first meeting; riding his bike here, declaring his love while she waited and waited and waited.Cindy said, “”Now What?” Shaking her head, Carly said, “Those are the words Bob and I used all through our marriage when ever there was a problem. I said now what to him when he died. I wondered exactly what I had with Marty Ambrose. It comes down to a few hours in my life. Dinners, a breakfast, flowers. No sex although tonight was to be this night.” Jana said,”I’ll go with you to the funeral Tuesday. When the crowd clears away, you can pay your respect.” She hugged Carly. “Maybe that was all it was meant to be.” They left and Carly was alone although she had her faithful dogs. weriwa://we://.com

Now What? continued

Jana broke the ice. “Marty was supposed to see you last night and never made it.” Carly nodded. “He was riding the motorcycle here when he had the accident.” Carly nodded. “And you were here waiting for him all those hours by yourself thinking maybe he stood you up.” She hit pay dirt. Tears began to flow and Carly cried.Finding her voice, she painted the whole picture of his sweet message about recreating their first meeting, riding his bike here, declaration of love, and wine while she waited and waited and waited. When Cindy said, “Now What?” Carly froze. She shook her head. “Those are words Bob and I used all the time whenever there was a problem. I wondered exactly what I had with Marty Ambrose. It came down to a few hours in my life; dinners, a breakfast, some kisses and nothing more.” Jana said, ” I’ll go to the funeral with you Tuesday. He meant something to you even for a short time. ” She hugged Carly. Maybe that’s all it was meant to be.”They left and she wasn’t alone. Carly had her faithful dogs. wereiwa://more://com.