Saturday, May 30, 2015

A New Beginning

He said the nude pictures were just for us, not to show to his buddies. He promised. We were married. I trusted him.

At first, I cursed my fate. Felt sorry for myself. Considered suicide. Sleeping pills. But why? I was being the wife he wanted. A willing participant. Five years annulled in a few tawdry minutes.

At my interview, the principal asked me why I left my previous job. I told her. I hadn't planned to. The words rushed out, like water in a rapids. Her face softened. She told me how sorry she was.

Now, sitting in my new classroom, in a new city, anonymous, I await the arrival of a new group of students, providing a new focus to my life, one filled with hope and no regrets.

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