100 Days of Solitude

[with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez]

When I left Ed at Heathrow in July – and I actually wept, for the first time in years –  100 days stretched ahead of us until we could be together again.

100 days of longing and impatience, 100 days of separation, 100 days of sexual frustration and anticipation, 100 days of emails and texts and skype waves and phone calls and time zone calculations, 100 days of cards and postcards.

100 days of being thousands of miles apart, while organising a house-move, finding tenants/cat-sitters, applying for a visa, renegotiating a job and planning an engagement party, not to mention a wedding. More than enough days for cracks to appear…

Thankfully, there have been no cracks so big that a hug and an honest conversation can’t fix them, and we can do the latter very well even if we can’t do the former for another few weeks.

The 100 days is now down to just 21. Yay!

Patience may be a virtue, and virtue, we’re told, is its own reward but actually I have been VERY patient and now I’d like to be rewarded with my Gorgeous Ed, thanks very much. ;)

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7 Responses to 100 Days of Solitude

  1. 100 days is a long time indeed! So glad the official and permanent reunion is in sight. :-)

  2. “Trucie arrives in 1 week, 1 day, 5 hours, 10 minutes”

    (am I allowed to post on this blog?)

  3. I can relate. Back in the very old days before skype and the internet, jim was forward stationed on the USS LaSalle in the Indian Ocean for a year long tour of duty. He called me collect about once every 6 weeks or so. We wrote lots of letters. He had leave in July during that year long tour, and we saw each other for 19 days. He left on January 1 one year, and came home on January 11 the following year. I still have the letters we wrote to each other. I will never throw them away. OUr grand children will have quite some eyebrow raising reads when they come across that packet!

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