Been Around the Block

Watching him drive from the passenger side the scenery passed by as quickly as my age. I am not a young woman, and there was nothing elegant about traveling this particular stretch. My torso was casually twisted toward him as we engaged in breezy conversation. And then, a single thought abruptly captured me more effectively than a seat belt in a collision — He could be my first love. A hundred lovers and a thousand questions crossed my mind in less time than it took to travel one mile. I am unsure how my body betrayed me in that moment but I felt vulnerable as if my whole life story was being projected between us. His furrowed brow posed a question I was not prepared to answer. I felt heat rise up my neck and flood my cheeks. I bit my lip at the realization, and quickly turned to look out my window as to not give myself away.

~Just L (September 1, 2015)

Published in the October 2015 Blender of Love Digest

Once you find true love, it doesn't matter how long it took to get there because it's happening right now

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