Ring of Fire

Don’t waste your time giving the same person second chances, the perfect person could be out there waiting for a first chance.

If life were truly unfair, I’d be celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary today.

Twenty years ago (TWENTY!!!!) a cocky twenty-two year old girl walked down the aisle with her college sweetheart. They were mismatched from the start, but they were in love.

I don’t discredit him by calling him the ‘practice husband’. I learned much about who I am and what I wanted in that disintegration. I in turn was the ‘practice wife’. We just defied the odds, or our own true happiness by making the marriage survive for fourteen years.

If life were truly unfair, I wouldn’t have taken off my old wedding ring five years ago. I did, and it turned the tides. It released the ring of fire.

I don’t know, but I suspect he’s happy. Happier certainly. As for me? Thank goodness there is fairness or fortune in life. I fell into a burning ring of fire. I married the flame, and you couldn’t pull me out of it. It burns, burns, burns…ecstatically…this ring of fire.

The taste of love is sweet

When hearts like ours meet.

I fell for you like a child

Oh, but the fire went wild.

I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher,
And it burns, burns, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.