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Staying Off Balance and Afloat

Relativity.Alex HallI enjoy living alone, especially in the company of my dog. But this past weekend, I celebrated a big birthday and wanted to wake up to something different. I dug into my ex boyfriend file and invited one of my favorites to spend (a platonic) weekend with me. It was a wild card choice, which in retrospect, was part of the appeal. Back in the day when we were madly in love, we didn’t talk about politics, so after picking him up at the airport, I was surprised to discover how far our points of view had veered. After 5 minutes in the car, I thought, “this is going to be a very long weekend.” But we quickly agreed to disagree, and kept a respectful truce for the reminder of our time together. It was easy to be with him, and we had lots of fun. I even put him to work changing the propane tank on my gas grill, which was a durable birthday present. I appreciated the break from my routine, though it didn’t make me want my life any other way.

Relativity by Alex Hall

 

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7 comments for “Staying Off Balance and Afloat”

  1. Annie says:

    Life can be so unexpectedly wonderful can’t it? I love that you took a risk and ended up having a lovely experience with a former ex for your bday weekend. Fantastic! Also always pulling for a little affection if that was of interest after all this time. ;-)

  2. Kathy says:

    Happy to hear you had a great time, Wendy. Another great experience for you at a wonderful time in your life. :)

  3. Mai says:

    Belated happy birthday, Wendy!

    I’m glad you got to that place where you would not want your life any other way. Now *that’s* the way to celebrate your bliss-drenched life! :)

  4. Jalina says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Wendy! Great to hear you had a great time!

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