Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Senior Sex(less) and the City: Episode #7

“Twinkly” is a silly, sweet, wonderful man with eyes that light up a room and a soul that lights up the people in the room. He is a big person on the inside, spiritual without being remotely preachy, smart but fun. He gets along with everyone and seems to have an interest in everything. He is respectful of women, chivalrous, and kind. Whenever there’s an awkward situation, Twinkly comes to the rescue. Or if a party is lagging, Twinkly livens it up. When I was stuck next to a braggart, Twinkly came up and whispered, “I haven’t heard you say a word in ages. Is it because you can’t?” And then, eyes twinkling, he asked for my help elsewhere. Twinkly shines. If I were more ready for a relationship, I would want to be more than the friends that we are. But I’m not, and alas, Twinkly deserves someone who is. Still…I’m lucky to call Twinkly my friend.

Next week: Episode #8: Martian Man


  1. Tammy, you are describing Bill when I met him. Why do we women seldom give the good guys a chance? I wasn't ready for a realtionship either when I met him, but it evolved out of a very basic friendship over time, lots of time, and we're still going strong. Oh to have a partner that is your friend first is a true delight. He alwasy told me that relationships that spark erupt into fires and burn out quickly, but slow burning embers of friendship keep the home fires burning. It is true.
    Linda O'Connell

  2. Loved your description and you made me want to know this "Twinkly." : ) Sorry you are having a time of it but a friend is like a jewel in your crown, you are blessed. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  3. Linda, I think what you have is ideal!

    And thanks, Jules, I AM blessed!!! :)

  4. Yeah, Tam, Twinkly sounds awesome!! Just maybe...someday.....who know?!

  5. H'mmm. Twinkly sounds like a keeper. Don't let him get away!



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