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  • It was her 70tieth birthday party. Her two sisters had flewn in from France. They had not seen each other in a decade.

    Her husband had organized a wonderful party, there were flowers and all the friends, there was music, even mariachis, winde flowed and laughter. She sat in a wheel chair, she had once loved to dance, but that was out of the question now. She still swayed to and fro and felt fulfilled and happy as can be when one is 70 and in a wheel chair and still with a husband of many decades at her side.

    At breakfast the following day, which she had alone with her sisters, one of them said," You never left him, your husband. Even though many years ago we gave you proof enough of the fact that he was unfaithful to you! "

    Both of her sisters were successful women, women of carreer, both were divorced and lived alone since quite a number of years.

    She thought for a good while about her answer and then was herself caught in surprise hearing her words," Even back then I always felt loved by him. He always took care, bought me ┬┤resents, took me on journeys, gave me freedom for all my projects. I never felt unloved or that he had fallen in love with another woman. And now: look at us: I am bound to a wheel chair and he still takes care of me, takes me on journeys, listens to me, supports me where he can. He cooks for me, he takes me around, his warm body lies beside me at night and calms me down and I like to touch him as much as I did in the beginning....I wonder if, maybe, asking for physical faithfulness is just another ego - trip of ours?"

    Art by Kiki
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