An Old Tale of New Love
It sounds like the plot of a Rock Hudson/ Doris Day B movie.
He’s in love with a beautiful older woman. An absolutely wonderful, amazing woman that everyone adores. The fact that she is in love with another guy bothers him but he tries not to show it.
Meanwhile, there’s the girl he pals around with. They always have a great time together. He even misses her when she’s gone. But he thinks of her as one of the guys. She, on the other hand, has tender feelings for him.
Not long ago, the gal pal found a photo of him. She carried it around the entire day. At bedtime, she was discovered, her long dark lashes resting against cheeks rosy with sleep, clutching the same picture to her chest. The following day, everyone thought she had forgotten her obsession. However, she now carried an intricate box that, when opened, had the photo inside.
The plot is old but my 5 year old and his gal pal are not.
I’m grateful that the women, both the older and the younger, in his life are just as sweet on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside.