I confess that I had been dreading this day. I had heard a lot about her, not all of it pleasant. With some uncertainty, I approached the front door and turned the knob.
There she stood, facing me expectantly. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. She was not using a cane, and her shoes were not orthopedic. Her outfit was quite stylish, and her hair was not blue. When she removed her sunglasses, I saw the twinkle in her eye.
I was unsure of how to greet her. I was hesitant to embrace her just yet, so I invited her to step inside to get out of the sun.
I think she sensed my reluctance to invite her all the way in. Very patiently she gave me the opportunity to get to know her a bit first.
As we chatted, I learned that she is easy to be with, very relaxed, and I began to feel more comfortable with her. She reminded me that I am quite fortunate to be able to entertain her, as several of my friends have not had the opportunity to do so. That won me over. I decided to embrace her.
Yes, Sixty arrived today. I finally invited her into the kitchen for a cup of coffee, and we began to make some plans. She is very congenial, and I am honored to have her as a companion. With her, I can relax and be myself.
“Give me a hug, girlfriend, and let’s get a move on,” she said. “I’m ready to go for a walk.”
“Where to?” I asked.
With a smile and a wink, she answered, “Anywhere you want!”
I will be back next week. Sixty and I are headed out to the Weekend to celebrate Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!