Steven and I just spent ten phenomenal days together. We had talked about going away, but our time out of town would have only be four or five days at the most. More time together in town was the obvious decision. The kid in me was already thinking about something fun to do just a few few moments each day for each other. I mean besides what you're already thinking, and for the record, it’s a lot more than a few moments for us. Just a few moments would have been my ex, actually, very few moments.
So I planned a love game. Steven loves that kid in me, sometimes the kid is naughty, but most of the time he’s very nice, after all, Santa Clause is coming next month. By the way, when I’m naughty, you won’t usually read about it here.
So how about a little 10 day love game? I came up with giving each other a small surprise each day. To make it more interesting, a different criteria each day, and the budget – under $20.00 per item.
Here’s the list:
Day One: Something that feels good.
Day Two: Something to wear
Day Three: Something handwritten
Day Four: Something to eat right now
Day Five : Something to listen to
Day Six: Something you would never give away
Day Seven: Something to read
Day Eight: Something to share
Day Nine: Something to use everyday
Day Ten: Something to keep forever
A week before the ten days twogether we were sitting in my living room. I asked Steven if he’d like to play a ten day love game, and handed him the list. He read a little and then looked at me, the third time he looked up, and he got up. He crumpled up the paper, came over and sat down on top of me. “Michael, how about this for your list", - "before day one, something you can hide". And he started stuffing the paper down the front of my jeans. I grabbed my list and tried to do the same to him; we were both off in silly world ending up on the floor. I was laying on my back with Steven sitting on top of me. My blue-eyed honey looked me at me, “Michael, you are absolutely incorrigible”. I smiled at him, “I know”. He was kissing my neck when he said, “do you mind if I take my list back now?”
He left the next morning with his crumpled list. We were going to have ten days together with no plans, except a game to celebrate our love. I have never loved anyone in my life as much as I love Steven. The first week we were twogether we already knew we couldn’t plan our destiny. Fate had already planned it for us.
(next: Day One)