“A Sunday Drive” by Trio Leo. Donna and I had come here for "an "Early
Honeymoon", as she put it.
"Get a picture of me and my Precious Beast, Hey?"
Mission: The Alert Pilot
She drove WOLF as if she was driving into battle. Her expression calm, her hands relaxed on the wheel.
Her body was relaxed, but the clutch and gear changes were snappy. She never said a word. Never took her eyes off the road.
We were hitting 160, 170 and she was as cold as iced marble.
The Mercedes A170 Avantgarde, with a racing gearbox, is remarkably fast and nimble
We finally turned off the highway and did a leisurely coast down into the tiny hamlet of Matjiesfontein.
Rolling to a slow stop in front of the sedate and imposing Lord Milner Hotel.
"How was THAT!?" was the first thing she said. Exhilirated. "I love WOLF! He's One of Us!"
The Journey of a Hero. My Hero.
While Donna may have loved to race her WOLF, she loved the peace and tranquility
of the gardens and the River at the Lord Milner Hotel even more.
She wanted to be out here for the 2016 June Winter Solstice.
She drove WOLF like the wind . . . Dancing with her "Precious Beast".
Donna Darkwolf racing her Wolf-Mobile
"I know I might be mad. But you make me crazy. No man in my life - and
there have only been a few, has made me crazy.
Always doing things. For me. I was always dealing with my own impending doom and end of life choices. So selfish I am
and here comes a soldier. A man who makes me laugh. No one could imagine a hard and disciplined man such as you
could also be such a comedian - my very own MINION! Also my very own disapproving teacher of things!
Listening to you is like looking into a mirror. I know what I would say and you say it. Uncanny."
My Shiny Wife: Who can know. "The Only thing We ever found, that made
the Emptiness bearable,
Was Each Other."
"A Witch and a Soldier - One hell of a Team!" And she would laugh.
About this photo: The Portrait image was shot in the courtyard of the Lord Milner Hotel, while the Posed image was taken in the garden next to the hotel's Little Chapel.
I montaged them together as a surprise. Donna had wanted to have the title on her Portrait photo, to include in her Farewell Message: "Foam on the Sea".
Donna once wrote to me:
"my franco there is a cowboy in you who breaks the rules.
An Outlaw is one representation
Yet. I am reminded of Path-finders. Frontiers-men. Tracking... and pushing the boundary.
And every day, I awaken with a soldier in our bed.
My soldier. My very own soldier.
That I had to wait so long to find you - is so sad...
Perhaps my eyes were not wide enough.
But I have you now. And at last I can be set free.
Knowing that my only franco, my precious minion, my beautiful soldier
Is the Only Angel for One Thousand Yards.
I can hear her. Your ship. 'Gravity's Angel'.
Lift me out of here. Take me with you.
Or there will Be Hell To Pay
Your only Strega Darkwolf
Read Donna Darkwolf's Farewell Letter: "Foam on the Sea".
My Witchy Wife sure knows how to pick a ROOM!
As we walk in, she says: "Don't you just LOVE me?"
"Wow! How could I not?!"