(( assignment: tell us something about yourself in third person ))
She found that facing her 60th birthday was more of a challenge than she had anticipated:
at 20 – she didn’t know it yet but in a few short months she would drop out of university and follow her heart to Colorado,at 30 – she had just given birth to her son, one of the greatest gifts she would ever receive,
at 40 – she had married Bob three days before and on her birthday she lay naked on a private beach in Big Sur, drinking champagne – her one and only nude beach experience,
50 – had found her in a Kansas City hospital’s ICU praying for her father who had been recessitated seven times after dying on Highway 71 near Harrisonville, Missouri,
now 60 – what would it bring? What’s it all about <Alfie>? What will change? She had been playing with a new hair-do and had found a most-perfect bobby pin to hold her long hair up off her neck. For several years she had considered getting a really, really short haircut when she was older; was it time?
What she was ready for was a relationship. She was really, really ready and had been putting in requests with the angels of amore. This was her first decade birthday without a man by her side. Twenty = Colorado Jessie. Thirty = Steve, 1st husband. Forty = Bob, husband #2. Fifty = Victor, ah, sweet Victor, and now Sixty = zilch, da nada, no testosterone in her life, her bed empty. Would having a man in her life have made the whole idea more palatable? Quite frankly, probably it would have, especially a “new” romance. Ah well ……She drove to Liquor Mart to buy two bottles of champagne for her birthday garden party. It goes so well with pineapple upside down cake = sweet pleasures. Thank the goddess, some things will never change.
Decade Deva’s live on !!