Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just A Castaway ...

This holiday season is just so emotionally supercharged. I search for hope and inspiration in a constant parade of bad news and difficulty. I know I'm not alone at feeling alone and frightened. I take deep comfort in this. But amidst all this, the past couple of days have been very sweet. My domme friend - the one "who-lives-far-away-but-sometimes-visits" - sent along a care package of gifts with a friend who is visiting here. She included a gift to play Santa Claus with, some cards ... and a gift all for me and my very own holiday card. This was a first.

She also asked me to hunt and gather some items which are hard for her to find on the island paradise where she now lives. So I've spent chunks of the last couple of days searching for make-up. Maybelline, turbo-boosted, brownish black, must be waterproof. Revlon "Raspberry Rush"??? I think I found a guy on E-Bay who has stock piled this color, but I searched high and low and just could not find it anywhere in Manhattan! Do you know that no Duane Reade, CVS, Rite-Aid, chain store on my island paradise carries Cover Girl nail polish. I finally found it in a K-Mart near Macy's ... but did they have "Classic Red"?? Noooooo!!

So anyway ... this morning I put together my little care package. Make-up, her late birthday present, a little Christmas gift and a card. In the sleety grey of this Sunday before, I made my way to the hotel where her friend is staying. I made the switcheroo - my package for hers. When I got back underground while waiting for my train, I greedily tore open my card from the one I love.

On the outside of the card is a 50's-ish photo of a housewife saying, "If by 'happy' you mean trapped with no means of escape ...?" On the inside is written, "...then yes, I'm happy."

Among other things in her little note to me she wrote, "[You are] happily free in your bond to me." And I truly am. It was great to hunt and gather and think about how much closer she and I have become this year. Even though we talk reqularly on the phone, text each other and email some, I felt this morning when I left my gifts for her at the hotel desk that I had cast my bottle on the sea hoping it washes up on her shores. The nice thing is ... I think we are each other's message in a bottle.

4 comments:

Her Majesty's Plaything said...

Hi Advo:

This sounds like a beautiful romance. Best of luck with everything and Happy Holidays to you my friend!

All The Best

HMP

advochasty said...

HMP,

It is indeed a grand kinky romance. I think we both have an appreciation of its unique nature. We try to appreciate it for what it is, not make it something it isn't and enjoy our thing whether we are together or apart. Hmmmm ... words to live by ... now ... if I can just keep it up.

All the best for the holidays!!

lethrs said...

That is a great story of devotion Advo--I am sure it all seemed worth it in the end.

A very happy holiday to you.

lethrs

advochasty said...

And the story continues. Her friend was told by the hotel that my package was not there, despite my timely delivery. The friend is now at a resort, but is leaving Saturday. Resort is in an area Fed Ex doesn't do on weekends. USPO only guarantees 2 day. DHL doesn't do weekend ... hmmmm ... woulda been better off tossing it into the Atlantic off Jones Beach and hopin' for the best!!

Someone needs to be punished for all these snafus ... I hope it's me!!

All the best to you my friend!!