I have had the pleasure of meeting several ttwd bloggers and readers. What fun it is to meet someone who appreciates and lives ttwd!
Although no illegal activities are involved in our ttwd lives, all of us participating are leading double lives. Once I have met online people, they call me my real life name. However, Jack calls me Meredith all the time, but when we are with others, he calls me my real life name. Confused yet? I called him Jack way before we began ttwd so friends are used to that. Sometimes I even get confused so it is a good thing I do not keep international secrets.
A favorite reader and a good friend emailed that leading a ttwd double life was really exciting. She writes that she feels excited living a double life. She says she has a secret that makes her very happy. She knows when she is out and about with her sweet guy, many things come into play: his glance, his slow deep voice in her ear, his touch on her arm or her bottom, a fun swat in passing, the smile across the room, the special flirting, the perpetual date, the knowing look, the sighs and whispers, the hand holding, the kiss on the forehead, his hand that knows just the right places that hint of more to come in private, a gentle knowing look, a firm squeeze and for me, a passing comment about peace and a particular valley.
We were with others recently. We had come in a little late, rushed and delayed by traffic. Jack went to get us drinks as I stopped to greet people. From across the room, he winked at me and I simply melted. A wink and a smile......... that's all it takes from my man to guarantee a spicy time once we ditch the party.
Things can be tellling the other way for us double life wives. Raised eyebrows, a "come to me" finger motion, a taking of a wrist instead of a hand, a stern whispered word, a warning look over the heads of those around us............ secret actions we ttwd wives understand immediately.
So we ttwd wives hold a sweet secret. The secret is extra sweet because we share with our ttwd friends. That just adds to the sweetness.
Do you ever feel like you are leading a double life? I'm thinking that the public woman and the ttwd wife are two different people in the very same body and I would think so do many of you. Do you agree? Do you lead a double life?
Thank you, L, a faithful reader, for the excellent idea.