Off to DC

Posted by Censor Librorum on Dec 11, 2006 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

I’m leaving for a marketing conference this morning. I’m taking Amtrack to Union Station, and from there to the hotel. Trips to DC bring back memories of college holiday breaks, sitting on my suitcase on the train jammed in with hundreds of other students.

In DC I fell in love with a man and a woman.

On a camping trip to Shenandoah National Park I fell in love with the Georgetown Law student who would become my husband. We got caught in a terrible rainstorm, and trudged through the wet leaves and branches to reach a lean-to shelter. Jonathan and I curled up in a soggy blanket and made love. What a mess he looked as the morning sun came up. I was smitten.

I fell in love with a woman the spring of my freshman year as we walked underneath the cherry blossoms. We lay on the grass underneath the trees and looked up the blossoms. I wanted to kiss her, touch her, hold her hand, do anything, but…I didn’t. I lay there, and listened to her, and the rustle of the branches overhead, and the murmur of people walking by. I will forever associate cherry blossoms with the restraint and erotic innocence of a first woman love.

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2 Responses to “Off to DC”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Ah, the romance of it all.

    Such a positive memory of D.C. Thank you for sharing it. Unfortunately all I remember about D.C. is getting lost and scared and offered drugs/sex. I’ll keep yours and toss mine…*grins*


  2. Anonymous Says:

    Elizabeth – glad you enjoyed the post. Trips to DC are always bittersweet for me, because so many dreams I had when I was there never came true. Be well, Karen

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