love in the time of coronavirus

love in the time of coronavirus

This occurred nine days ago, before my current state of dizziness began.

Knowing a pandemic was sweeping across the world, I expected to find the tourist beach desolate. I wasn’t disappointed.

Before long, I discovered an open beach bar with one sole patron. A beautiful young woman with green eyes that silently spoke to me.

We were both affected by the magic of our eye contact.

My “hola” was followed by her “bonjour.”

My heart sank. UGH! For three years Cynthia from the debate class did my French homework in high school.

Oh, karma had a sadistic way of coming back to bite you right in the croissants. Where was Cynthia now?

Lucie spoke little English, but her accent…..oh it was heavenly. The Beach Boy has a weakness for sexy accents (and hosiery)! Hey, Superman has his kryponite, I have mine.

She had small dainty feet, well manicured, toe nails painted a soft shade of coral, with a sexy sea shell ankle bracelet. I was melting.

We communicated by pointing, through sign language, Google tranlsate on my phone, and glowing smiles. I was in full James Bond mode.

Magic had returned to my life.

I prepared for the right moment to impress her with the only French I remembered, “Le chat est sur la table.” (“The cat is on the table”). Damn my luck, it was a cat-less beach.

Pinkies entwined, we walked the beach. Played frisbee. I explored her soft hands.

Venturing into the water, the rough waves knocked us around, giving her a reason to hold my arms and chest. It allowed me to cling to her bare waist. We shared tender little kisses on the cheek and lips.

Then, came one long lasting kiss, which I felt in my soul. We were alone in the world and the world was ours.

Taking my hand, she led me back to her blanket. Pulling out her cell phone, she swiped through dozens of photos, showing me her man and their wedding pics.

Lucie was married. Apparently, he was in some business meeting.

Looking into my eyes, she pouted before giving me one last kiss. Watching her walk out of my life, my broken heart filled with hope.

Why shouldn’t it?

While a deadly pandemic forced a world to shut its doors in fear, I opened my heart and found love in the time of coronavirus.


338 thoughts on “love in the time of coronavirus

    1. It happens John. She was a beauty. A great personality, just too good to be true. Hey, it happens.

      Thank you for reblogging my story. I am flattered that you think it is worth sharing.

      Be well my friend. It is dangerous out there.

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      1. If I thought i wouldn’t have an attack of my conscience, I’d snatch this picture for my own picture files! AH…but to be open-minded enough to accept a new friend (very hard, I know, if she was hot) I am grateful for what was and is! ❤

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  1. “We were alone in the world and the world was ours.” … oh how I wish I could have an escape like that if only briefly. I’m sorry to hear she was married. I am sure you will find “the one” someday! Take care of yourself!

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    1. It was an escape of one bried afternoon, but it was heavenly. For a couple of
      hours we were the only people on tbat beach and in the world. Truly magical.
      Even if she was married, it doesn’t take anything away from the moment.

      Thank you for reading and your very beautiful words.
      Grateful you shared your thoughts.
      Dong what I can to take csare of myself.
      I really wish you do the same. Be safe.

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    1. It was wonderful to have this little taste of a magical moment during a time when the world
      is locked in their homes with fear. A deadly virus threatening us, and I was touched bt a
      connection I was unexpecting. So, I am grateful.

      Also, grateful for your lovely and encouraging words. Thank you for reading and for sharing
      your thoughts. I am touched.

      Please be careful. Be safe.

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    1. Smiling. I am grateful for the magical afternoon. It was very special.
      And with all that is going on in the world today, it touched my heart in a very
      special way.
      Happy you were vested in the budding relationship.
      Thank you for reading. I am grateful for your wonderful thoughts.
      You are so kind.
      Thak you.
      Please be safe.

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      1. I couldn’t help it, I’m sucker for good love stories. 😊

        It’s always those types of unexpected moments that have us smiling many years down the line, they make for beautiful memories.

        Be safe and take care.

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  2. “While a deadly pandemic forced a world to shut its doors in fear, I opened my heart and found love in the time of coronavirus.”

    Another magnificent post!

    Thank you for this.


    Stay Strong My Friend!


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    1. You have me glowing with your beautiful words. Sometimes, life can be som ugly and dark, and yet, these amazing moments
      arrive that touch us. I wanted to share this unexpected moment with everyone, because it gives hope.

      Thank you for your beautiful words. I a grateful for your kindness and support.
      I hope you are doing well in this time of trouble.
      Be safe.

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  3. Mmmm, this was mesmerizing and full of such promise. 🌹Too bad communication was a challenge (at least verbal communication). Would have been fun if her husband was into watching… 😈

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  4. This is so beautifully and poetically written. I was right there with you, sensing and sharing a sweetly intimate moment of fully aware and fully alive loving connection, while the world advises self-isolation and safe distance. Once again, your words dance in our hearts and we hold our breath, waiting for the song to end, be it with a twist, a wry expression or a lingering love-laced reflection. Thank you, Drew, for this perfect escapism prose. 😉❤️

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      1. Indeed they are, Drew! I smiled when I saw the title of your post because it had crossed my mind to write on that particular theme a few days ago. Although I did write differently about love, and gave it another title altogether. Blessings on your creativity, my friend. It is strongly flourishing, and I hope and pray you will do the same very soon. 😉💙

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        1. In times like these we need more posts of love, God, and faith. When the incident happened to me I thought of my faith right away. Even i these dark times love can flourish. It really touched me.
          Your really touched my with your words.
          Thank you

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          1. Especially in these dark times “love can flourish” because it’s the nourishment our hearts need and the perfect soil for growing our faith and hope seeds. Bless you, my friend. I’m grateful for the opportunity to touch your soul with my words. 😊


  5. Commenting for the ‘older’ comment – I’m a senior citizen of 81 years 9 months . To counter the high volume of panic news, I’ve posted a most encouraging video explaining; “People don’t die of influenza, they die of chronic vitamin C deficiency – view and save lives now

    Looking into the mirror, I still have that silly smile on my face…

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    1. Thak you so much for your wonderful concern. I have not ventured back to the beach.
      The beach is now off limits. The Dominican government have banned all public places
      that are not hospitals or supermarkets.

      Thank you for your kind words. Appreciate it,.
      Be safe.

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  6. Bonjour Amies Ami

    J’ai un cœur, tout tendre qui bat
    Un petit cœur qui pourtant est grand comme ça
    Il y a toujours une place pour une personne

    Mon petit cœur est peux-t être fragile
    Il m’a dis un jour
    Que tu as réussi à trouver le mot de passe pour venir sur mon blog

    Que ce code n’était pas très compliqué
    Il est fait d’amour et d’amitié , de tendresse et de douceur
    Ce n’est pas parce que on ne se voit pas ,que cela n’existe pas

    Mon petit cœur te souhaite une bonne journée
    Une belle semaine
    Prends soin de toi, Bisous Bernard


  7. Bonjour

    Cette année sera différente avec la propagation de ce virus qui nous sépare de nos enfants , petits enfants et amis ( IES )
    Et pour tous ceux qui sont touchés par cette maladie
    Ceux qui ont un proche à l hôpital
    ceux qui en ont perdu un membre de la famille ou un ami
    Toutes les personnes qui ne pourront être auprès de leurs enfants qui seront au chevet des malades et autres
    Je vous souhaite, à toi , à vous et à vos proches, de passer une belle semaine , bonne journée
    En attendant des jours meilleurs

    Bisous Bernard


    1. 302/5000
      Cher Bernard

      J’espère que vous n’avez subi aucune perte à cause de ce terrible virus.
      Le monde est blotti derrière des portes closes. Ce sera une expérience douloureuse que nous n’oublierons pas de sitôt.

      J’espère que vous et tout le monde dans votre cœur…



  8. I do love that little cross around her neck… and the life saving story did of course demand those few extra words. I do love happy endings that one can fantasize about, of course if the waves aren’t too high! Good one…


      1. Your Welcome. I relate to the disappointment of another encounter thats not what I thought it would be. I trust that when the time is right the right person will come into my life and stay. Not everyone is meant to stay. cheers.


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