The source of this story shall remain confidential… but it is worth telling… and I have permission to share. No names… just the essence. As conservatives, the light shines very brightly upon us. Our opponents and the press breathlessly await any opportunity to declare, “Hypocrite.”
I could say the same… don’t march in a protest, jump up and down about fighting for privacy and equality – then deny conservatives or Republicans the same rights. Inside the Beltway, there are more than enough opportunities for games and gotcha. Forgotten are that not all Conservatives are soulless lobbyists.
Allow me to assure you, there are Republicans with breathtaking humanity. Their lives are filled with as much angst and passion as anyone else. They seldom advertise their vulnerability. Limited, small government means no intrusions into the checkbook, the closet, or the bedroom. All protestations to the contrary are made by a consultant or fundraiser seeking to exploit a person or issue.
Occasionally, a Senior Staff Woman – SSW – meets The One. He may be the bald consultant on the brink of divorce, or an ascendant politician who needs a wife to make the next step, or a lifer in the military… or some comparable position. He’s not the beautiful man she dated in her youth. He’s not the gorgeous and charming superstar who decorated her arm throughout her 20s and early 30s. He isn’t the Daddy-type that commands her loyalty and time.
He’s simply The One. Brilliant, ultra-Conservative, self-reliant, and a tough competitor. He isn’t afraid nor intimidated by her cadre of loyalists and entourage that mark her down time. He carves out the time, the space and forces her to decide what she wants for her future.
He knows she is intelligent, formidable and ultra-Conservative. He understands her. She captivates him. She respects his control. His brilliance. His understated power over the audience. And so the veil falls.
Temptation leads to reality. Exploration leads to realization. Sensuality leads to sex. Sex leads to all consuming, overwhelming passion like a dam breaking… You have seen this couple. They are a little edgier in their language than they once were. You can sense the passion, the intense connection between them. Across a crowded room, chatting with different groups of people…. you can see their connection. The mystery of how such a Conservative guy conquered this beautiful woman who was seemingly isolated in the minds of her colleagues.
The truth is no one knows the secrets we keep… the sacred union between two people can never really be shared or understood. Love without reservation or judgment possesses a purity few find. This temple, this union facilitates curiosities and fantasies, makes them real. Indulgence of the taboo… conceiving a child… roughness… voyeurism… piercings… overcoming sexual history and baggage, from rape to identity issues… finding a safe place to fall… is blessed.
Strengthened by uncluttered language, such couples find a way to overcome any darkness within. Look around you… the couple that defies convention… the assumptions made about a person’s sexuality often reflect more on the judge than the accused. If she loves him, there is a reason. If he loves her, then she is not the cool customer some believed.
Utilizing emotional binoculars… seek the person who unlocks your secret door. What boundaries might be broken, what truth laid bare by such a visitor to your secrets. When you see your loved one across the room… do you remember the heat of your lover’s touch? how they undress you… or wash your hair… or the sheer beauty of their love… the freedom behind closed doors…
The magnificent release of finding The One… is spiritual. Do not settle… instead find your One… and surrender to them… together, there is transcendance.
— Media Lizzy