We all know couples like this. My sister met her husband when they were 15; a cheerleader who dated the captain of the football team. They never looked back, married right after college, and lived happily ever after, ever since.
So it somehow seems perfect— and perfectly ironic— that today I’m writing about the latest book (which I received free of charge) on my online book club, From Left to Write.
If you have one of those long- term stable marriages with your soul mate, I don’t want to hear about it you might not identify with this book.
Most of us however, have less than perfect unions.
Like people who fantasize about old flames; who lament over lost loves; who cyber-stalk former boyfriends/girlfriends after a fight when they can’t figure out how they ended up married to someone they don’t understand.
Or just the people who wonder: what ever happened to…..?
If any of the above sounds familiar, this book might strike close to home.
I don’t want to spoil it, but this wondering—or wandering ( mentally) ends up bringing long-lost lovers face to face. And I don’t mean Facebook.
Many people would relate to the story of a wife in a long marriage who has never stopped thinking about a long-ago love affair.
What happens in the book is fiction—the stuff that never happened. But it does happen, all the time, at any time—-in real life.
Sometimes it can be hard NOT to wonder about your own life when you hear about couples who come together after a lifetime spent apart—or couples who come apart after a lifetime spent together.
Emotions are powerful forces; feelings can linger forever; or be reawakened by a divorce or a death or a disagreement or a dance at a high school reunion.
Or just the fact that Google is such an easy solution to a restless soul.
People are constantly changing—and so are relationships. Sorting out feelings surrounding past and present loves is……complicated.
Life—and love—are messy— loose ends aren’t always tied up neatly, or resolved at all. Even when it’s over, it’s not always over—– leaving a lifetime to wonder….who….why…. what if….