Sunday, November 18, 2007

Scene of what's to come

As I was drifting off into nap land the other day, my mind began playing the homecoming scene of this coming week. More specifically to that first hug and kiss, sweet and tender. I awoke feeling energized and with a large knowing smile across my face.

Last night I am sitting around, balancing our checkbook, watching TV, when I noticed the romantic diamond commercials. I realized that in a few short days, that will be me sitting across from my husband in the car, him holding my hand.

For the last 8 months, I think I have tried to block identifying with these scenes, maybe as self-preservation. I mean really, who wants to feel their heartbreaking whenever a diamond commercial comes on?

But the end of my drought is in sight, and I am dropping my front and allowing myself to empathize with the romantic love so common in our culture.