I never thought Id say that again. Too old, too much history, too tired of conflict and too much of a mess for anyone to get close. I wanted to be alone.
In desperation, I had daydreamed a plan to escape responsibility, to disappear. I would go away, sail off and never return. Naive of me, but I felt like it was all I could do.
But, someone found me. She helped me rest and heal.
As it turned out, she had a dream of her own, a dream of change and growth, exploration and creativity, love and respect. The best part was, I could come along with her if I liked.
We shared and talked and mixed our dreams like kids sketching a make-believe world. “We can’t” never came up so we just went with “why not” and kept going. And, like all good stories, it just happened.
We sailed away together.
Sarah has agreed to marry me.
And so, I’m getting married and I couldn’t be happier.
Soon we set sail on this new adventure, to explore the world and love as we we had always dreamed.