Saturday, November 14, 2009

Turning Point

There are turning points in every relationship.
My "turning point" generally includes a left turn, sending me through the guard rail, over a cliff and onto jagged rocks below.

"Soaring through air I exclaim, "Wee, this is fun.  I'm flying".


I tend to take my eye off the road.

Mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape, I drive directly into it. It only hurts for a minute.

The King and I drove to pick up an Armoir he generously purchased for me. (Very unlike me.)  It wasn't expensive enough to ingratiate me (a little over a hundred bucks at a consignment joint) but appreciated! There was a time I NEVER would have allowed a man to buy me ANYTHING.  I don't need help.

Maybe I do, just a little.

We rented a van and proceeded to the warehouse.

It was located in a sketchy neighbourhood.

We witnessed a drug sale. The drug pusher was a woman wearing pajamas and slippers. (You NEVER would have suspected her.) The client looked like walking death.  He watched us. He knew we'd witnessed the transaction.  He was too drunk to care. 

Skid row types limped past, taking swigs of Vodka.  Folks meandered looking forlorn and homeless. A granny shuffled past with a grocery cart. A man slept on a plot of grass.

I felt nothing but compassion.  I wasn't afraid in the least.  I said, "See King? Without friends or family (and unemployment insurance) that could be me. Nobody cares about these people."

The King took me by the arm.  He opened the passenger door and whispered, "Please get in.  It's not safe here.  I don't want anything to happen to you."

That was my turning point.

If I wrote a note to God (below).


Char said...

WOW! What a moving song. The hair on the back of my neck stood up and goose bumps covered my arms.

Ahem, you and The King... ah well.


Menopausal New Mom said...

That was nice of him to be so concerned for your safety and allowing him to buy you a little something is good too. Sometimes men just want to feel a little needed and protective of you. Hard for independent women to do but I've learned through lots of practice!

Oh My Goddess said...

Sounds like he loves you.

Such a beautiful song and singer!

SSP said...

rut row - he is buying you presents in the triple digits, you are carried away by god music AND you are letting yourself be protected by someone??? can the end of middle aged dating be far off????

BlueEyedWonder said...

I remember a time in my life during the 6 yrs of singleness that I said, I do not want anything from a man, I can do it on my own!

Now look at me!!! lol