Ray was Right

Ray was Right

Our, and by our, I mean Dwight’s and my friend, Ray, was right. I suspect Dwight is smiling at that statement.

Ray was rarely right. In fact, when his band played Margaritaville, they changed the lyric from “Now I think – hell, it could be my fault” to “Hell, it must be Ray’s fault.

But, he was right.

A few years ago, Ray told me, “Julie, you’re not going to fall in love until Dwight’s gone.”

At the time, I thought, “that’s horrible!” Dwight and I love each other. We both want each other to be happy and loved.

But, for whatever reason, I did not fall in love until Dwight was gone.

Whether it was because Dwight was a great big person and big presence or because I loved him so much there was not room for anyone else, I didn’t, couldn’t, or wouldn’t fall in love until . . . now.

Dwight taught me how to love.

Now, I can love more.


About Julie Hooker

I'm a teacher, writer, and editor. In addition, I'm an animal rescuer, yogi, and friend.
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