A Quote For Roberto

“You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never loses. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?” ~ Jeanette Winterson (Written on the Body)

Just Another Reason To Miss Roberto…

I am sitting here at Big Law, bored, three projects completed and stacked up ready to be picked up. I decided to clean out my email inbox and Sent Items folders. I ran across this, written to a friend regarding relationship issue (she had been considering a divorce and asked for advice). Just another reason I believe Robo and I were (and still are) soulmates. There just isn’t anyone out there like him and never will be. Robo and I have been together off and on, mostly on, for 30 years now. (Yeesh, am I THAT old?!) And he’s not like most men anyway. He’s always let me be who I am, let me do what I want as far as my career, legal secretarial, and more importantly my web design business. . . . He’s let me chase my rainbows maybe because he knows that all roads eventually lead back to him anyway. Yeah, we broke all the rules friendship- and relationship-wise. And then he broke my heart.