there's a guy i've been longing to meet since 1976. back then, my mom kept us apart. ok, i admit it: at the time, i was very young, and there was a significant age difference. and it's not only that he was *older*--he was also famous, wealthy, and sporting the kind of dark, mysterious & scandal-laden past that would make any mother think twice. in retrospect, i realize it would never have worked out. i mean, he was a media darling, travelling the world and playing to sold-out crowds; whereas i was just trying to finish sixth grade.
but things have changed. i'm older now, with a lot more life experience. he's been out of the limelight for a few years. so when we're finally together, we'll be on a much more equal footing! of course, i'm very fortunate to have a husband who understands. in fact, he's coming with me. (we are quite sophisticated, you know, here in central new jersey!)
we have a date, for next friday: we'll meet here. i'll be wearing something casual, yet flattering--probably black. he'll be wearing something formal and tight-fitting--probably gold. even though it's been years, i'm pretty sure i'll still recognize him; but just in case, i've got his photo:
see you friday, my darling!