His Response


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When I asked him what it meant to him when I said “secret life” he answered seamlessly. He said, “Desert Island.”

I snapped my eyes in his direction to see if he was joking, but his demeanor was serious and thoughtful. “Desert Island?” I asked, but he just smiled and nodded. Before I could inquire more his cell phone started to vibrate on the table. I watched him wander away from the table talking into his phone.

Desert island and secret life, it really wasn’t the response that I expected. However, I could see it now slowly playing out in my mind. A solo individual (or maybe two) living a life alone, anonymously, off the grid on a desert island. Wonderful! Great response!

What comes to mind for you when you hear the words secret life?


By Shari Marshall – 2019

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