Saturday, August 8, 2015

A New Beginning

Coming back to blogging after three long years. Does anyone still blog? Well, yes they do and I was very happy to see some old friends are still striking keys to their blogs. My life has changed quite a bit since I last blogged. I've been very lucky to have made some wonderful friends (true friends) through blogger and invariably, they asked if I would be returning to the blogging world. 

I knew eventually that I would but I just didn't know when. Coming back to look at what was my "former" blog was just a tad painful as it was all about my personal life with Mr. Timeless. I just couldn't bear to come look at it. Don't get me wrong, Mr. Timeless and I will always be family, we'll always be friends. He is in my heart forever. There was no way that we were going to let each other go into that wild blue yonder. We are connected by too many years, precious memories, mutual respect and admiration for one another. Mr. Timeless and I speak everyday on the phone or through Viber. He will always be Mr. Timeless. No question about that.

I have started a new life with my high school prom date and I am now living in upper northwest Minnesota. I'm actually 140 miles from the Canadian border, Manitoba to be exact. 

I love my town because it really is like Mayberry. So cheery and downtown is just like a storybook! I've been up here for two years now and I cannot imagine not living here forever. Alas, my prom date wants to go home. He was in the Air Force for twenty-six years and is aching to go back home to Lubbock where we are both from. I'm ready to go home as well but my town here in Minnesota is in my heart. I don't want to go but when you love someone, you make sacrifices for them and for their happiness.

Below is a photo of my aunt and uncle's love lock that they latched to the Love Lock Bridge in Paris. Mingo and Cindy went to Paris last year and took the perfunctory photos of themselves standing in front of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre and so on. It was my aunt's dream vacation. My uncle had promised her many years ago that he would take her to France. Someone made that promise to me but it never came to fruition. Sometimes dreams don't come true but you can keep striving for those dreams when you choose to move from the spot that you are in. My uncle kept his promise to my aunt because he loves her very much. Sadly, the city of Paris has begun the task of removing all locks from this romantic bridge where lovers come to immortalize their relationship. What a sad day it will be when there are no more locks with long ago lovers names written in marker or engraved on multi-colored locks. Where did the locks go?

I'd like to think that their yellow love lock is in some Parisian woman's boudoir and that she wonders who Mingo and Cindy are and where they might be from. I'm such a romantic dork but I like to think that all those locks were given away to people whom might have wanted a piece of the Love Lock Bridge for themselves.

                       Locks of Love


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Glad you returned to blogging, Deanna! Your new blog looks bery pretty!

Deanna said...

Hi Pat! Yes, it has been a joy to come back to blogging. I'm living the slow life and really taking the time to smell the flowers. I don't know if I ever want to go back into the corporate world again. Who needs that?!? Much better to wake up, grab a cup of coffee and go to your patio and listen to the birds sing their hearts out to you.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Reminiscence of the past .. Thank you for coming back my dearest Deanna. I can still remember way back the when we were still in China, blogging was then my ultimate source of joy reading my cyber friends writing and blogging their hearts out.. Please stay and don't leave us again.

Laureta said...

I seems I'm late to the party. Are you still blogging?