Posts made in April, 2013

Valentina

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Valentina

She wandered into my boutique at five minutes before six in the evening on the very day that I had made the fateful, frightening and excruciating painful decision to sell my business and move across the country.  Tapping on her wristwatch she motioned her inquiry as to whether I was getting ready to close.  I was, but opted to shake my head no and gesture her in.  She hesitated. “Are you sure?” she asked in a distinctive foreign accent. “Yes, please do come in, browse around, I’m in no hurry.” I assured her. I tried to pretend the redness in my eyes was not remnants of tears and the hurt in...

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Paradise at Mile 0

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 | 0 comments

Paradise at Mile 0

I can understand why a Key West vacationer would feel compelled to depart their established life with its demands, duties, and drudgeries to move to the Florida island without expectations nor a job awaiting them. Having just returned from a week on the six square mile key that defines itself by wood cottages painted in bright pastel hues, lush foliage and flowering trees, mesmerizing sunsets, and turquoise waters, I’m overcome with a sense of longing to call myself a resident of the aptly named Conch Republic. The Florida Keys are deceptive, having the appearance of being just a handful of...

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