She made me feel 40 years younger. As we passed the beaches and watched the surfers, I was brought back to my college days in Santa Barbara. I thought that perhaps I should abandon this silly walk so she and I could spend more time together. But no, this could be nothing more than a one-time relationship. We were destined to part ways, never to see each other again.
It could never work out for us. I have obligations back home; she is owned by another. Still, it was a special evening that I will cherish forever.
|I ride shotgun in Nora Too!|
Roger, Pauline and I had good conversation over dinner, sharing stories about family, the past, the future – about life. They gave me a little memento to remember the occasion – a bookmark bearing the following inscription:
“He knows not where he’s going
for the ocean will decide –
it’s not the DESTINATION…
…it’s the glory of THE RIDE.”
|Pauline and Roger play bookends|
By the way, I also got in my mileage today.
© 2011 Ken Klug