#198 Love Elastic

Dear Ninette, dear Jan,


I was conceived in Fort Lauderdale. 


My parents got engaged on a specific strip of beach; Sebastian (before it was the gay bit) where they had been escaping regularly for years to just be---- lovers. As a kid they took me there. I was happy. It was our ''fetish'' vacation location.  On my 4th Birthday, mom died. And I returned alone with my father each year well into my teens-- bitter sweet each time.

Flash forward many years; I have cancer/recover from it/dad had died by then and I decided to revisit my childhood beach during my post-surgery down time...

Boom; I meet my husband EXACTLY sitting where I'd been building sand castles. We get engaged--- on Sebastian. We spend 6 fantastic years together and suddenly he gets a dream job offer abroad. I push him to accept. I can't allow him to miss out on his destiny...

This pushes me to write ''Love Elastic''! Idea being; ''Because true love isn't possessive, it is flexible, its shape morphs through time, it rarely breaks; -- it is elastic''

He filmed the video for the song--- we returned to the beach one last time. It was magical- a wonderful way to say goodbye. It's by far my favorite clip. And Fort Lauderdale remains sacred in my heart... I visit Europe, more exotic locations- more glamorous ones; nothing beats Sebastian to me!

Wishing you mostly HEALTH! 

Van Hechter

By Van Hechter
Quebec, Canada
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