We are Finally Together – Excerpt from Call to My Soul – Dancing the Path to True Love

Freddie and I walked hand in hand when we hauled the garbage cans down to the street each week. Afterwards we would sit on Mama’s bench, first kissing her tree and saying, “Hello Mama,” and then simply breathing and looking at the sparkling lights above the distant ocean, under the stars of the night air. We often smoked a joint together, sitting on that wooden bench, amazed at how romantic it had become to take out the garbage. Each time we did this weekly ritual, we gave thanks for being together in this paradise. Joy flowed through us and we seemed to expand into the universe. “Thank you spirits,” I said, “for giving me this true love. For giving us this true love.” 

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