The Elements

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
a sequence of events- comparing relationships to the elements of earth, air and water

Submitted: June 13, 2017

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The Elements

As a younger person I was once married to a fighter pilot; it sounds more exciting than it was. In retrospect, I became caught up with the imagery and romance depicted on the screen; it faded as fast as it began.

Some years later I met a man who loved his dogs, boats and things in general. He wasn’t a bad person just a bit shallow. I floated away as soon as I realized that I could not be the anchor to his feelings of inadequacy.

A decade later I met a cyclist. He loved his bicycle more than anything. Unfortunately that meant more than his children and me. In retrospect, I believe he was trying to make a distance between himself and his lies. He knew all along that his words and actions were inconsistent- just took me a while.

Now I remain grounded.


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