It does not matter where we were going, just that the phone rang and Pat said, “I have bad news.”
It was winter. We were on our way to North Creek. “This is going to be hard,” he said.
No, I insist. I’m just a puppy romping on the edge of truth, a hungry ghost skulking in the shadows. I would have followed across glaciers for a night at your fire, but I am not ready for you to be gone.
And you look at me, shaking your head, smiling, “Aw, child.”
You open your arms, and I leave off nosing in the shrubbery to hug you one last time: those fragile bird bones, the fluttering of your heart.
How best to express your love? Locally, of course—with these sweet to saucy gifts from around the Hudson Valley. Artisanal, alcoholic, silken, studded or waxen (really), chocolate or blooming, you’ll find it here.
Before you dive deeper into the Scorpionic pool of taboos (especially sexual) and all their powerful, potentially confusing and seductive emotions, sit down and have a little think about how you express your erotic energy in your relationships.