Welcome! My 2017 theme is UnSimply She Fiction. Each post begins with a simple sentence about a She. This fictional She is anything but simple. She may be dark. She may be funny. You may relate to her. You many not like her at all…She is revealing her truth.
She reached for a bottle of Yesterday.
Tonight was her turn to host Wine Club. A few times a year she and her oldest friends got together for “Vino and Convo”, as they called it. They never went to a bar. Why? They were married , and overpriced drinks were even less appealing then making polite, go away, conversation with strange men.
She found the bottle of Yesterday at a specialty store in town. She enjoyed purchasing bottles with quirky names. The description on the bottle boasted about reveling with friends about the best Yesterdays.
To an extent that was true. Some of the happiest times in her life were spent with these women. A lifetime ago they had no one to worry about but themselves. A virginal freedom that was forever changed by family and obligations.
Did they really appreciate the freedom? No. Stupid dramas always clouded the pristine gift of no responsibility.
Then she thought about her husband. Yes. It felt like Yesterday since she said “Yes”. The best decision she every made. Would she go back to the moment of saying “Yes?” She would. She remembered feeling sad when the moment was over. The same problem presented itself. Would she appreciate everything her year of engagement had to offer in the same way? Would she be able to let go of some of the unnecessary stresses? She prayed she would. Still, no guarantee was presented to her. No opportunity to find out.
She thought about some of the more unpleasant Yesterdays. The Yesterdays she could not go through again. Still the painful Yesterdays gave her Today.
She decided to begin Wine Club with a toast and full glass of Yesterday Wine because she was grateful that all her Yesterdays gave her Today.