It was our first romantic ‘coupling.’
As we pulled up to the vacation house, there was a smell of sea salt in the air from the ocean, despite the overcast sky and drizzling rain.
We could see the beach.The sound of the waves pounded against the rocks in harmony with sounds from the flying seagulls.
When we opened the door and went inside the house, the interior was decorated in neutral crisp cream and white colors. The furniture was traditionally beautiful. It was ‘top drawer.’
I went to my room and he went to his.
We spent our time watching movies and reading. He read The Alchemist to me and we watched Notorious, one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock film noir movies. Although it was a little difficult discerning the actor’s faces and different movie scenes due to the white noise from the old VHS cassette tape. I didn’t care, I could watch Cary Grant through anything.
Yes, if I could go back to a room with a view, I would go back to Hutchinson Island, Florida. It was one of the happiest times in my life, but then that was a very long time ago.