‘I’d go back to December, turn around and make it all right’

I got to talking with one of my boys about what would have happened if he had looked me up like he was planning to, a handful of Decembers ago — before everything changed in both our lives.

I’m always quick to point out that it was a messy time for both of us and it would have ended in disaster.

But I got to looking at the calendar and thinking that particular December was actually pretty good. Best part of that nutty year for me, actually.

I would probably have picked up that phone. And unbeknownst to both of us at the time, we were about to embark on big interstate moves.

I might not have found my way to sunny Florida — at least, not as soon as I did. But funny to think that maybe I would have been too happy to not know what I was missing because I was really happy somewhere else with him.

Life didn’t happen that way. So I don’t spend a lot of time wondering. Or thinking that maybe we would have followed my path instead and gotten here anyway.

Perhaps I didn’t think my greatest love affair would have been with Florida. But that’s what did happen.

He didn’t call, but it sure did. And here I am …


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