Twist of Fate

She was scheduled to be traveling the world for her job, but the pandemic kept her home. University classes went virtual so she taught her classes from home. As a consequence we developed our friendship spending many wonderful days together cooking, gardening, picking apples, picnicking on Detroit's Belle Isle, dancing in her kitchen, enjoying fine wine and exquisite conversations, kayaking Lake Michigan.

I already had a crush on her, but I fell fully in love with her over the summer of 2020! Had the pandemic not happened we would never have had the opportunity to grow so close and become such good and fast friends. Our lives now are forever entwined and she holds my heart in her hands. Out of the pandemic landscape of loss and sorrow grew a romance begun by a global and our unique shared twist of fate.