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UnforgettableFive years of uslearning each other,loving each other,before we took our vowsand began anew. Twenty hours of travelwas well worth it.The paradise we foundin that faraway landtook my breath away. Twelve daysof celebration.Just us,and a cabin in the rain forestoverlooking a black sand beach. Our pale skin pinked under the Costa Rican Sun,the burn soothed under a cloudless sky.We watched glimmering stars,brighter in the absence of city lights.Transformedby foreign tongues and familiar arms.An experience with no parallel.Taking our commitmentand testing itmaking it stronger.I hiked on slippery rocksto get to that special place,to stand underneath that waterfallwith you.To laugh with you,to take in the wonder of the worldin your company.To smile just because…I married you.
AflameThe water is frigid but the urge to bathe is far too tempting to ignore. "W...wait," I say, out of breath from running. I shed my shirt and pants, the fabric wet from rain and sweat dropping easily from my body. Closing my eyes, I take in a breath and focus.I shiver violently and my fingertips spark.Gritting my teeth I thrust my hands beneath the bubbling spring and spread my warmth, steam instantly rising up from the water.“Not yet,” I wade into water that’s now lukewarm and laugh at how easy this is. I take three quick breathes and submerge myself, curling my body into a ball. After thirty seconds my heart is pounding in my ears and with every beat the water grows hotter. Below the surface I can feel when Paul and Mina jump in, I can hear their gurgled cries of relief.I stay below for a few more moments, reveling in this sensation- pulsating heat all around me. I hum in satisfaction and resurface. Icy wind slaps me in the
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