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A New Love Song

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In my late 30s, I got way too excited about writing songs with my church’s music director. For several months, as we collaborated, I flirted with him and got enmeshed with his dream of selling songs commercially. I’d always been overweight, but during this time I was so alight with creative and sexual energy that I barely slept or ate, and weight had dropped off. My husband, without accusing me of anything, warned me and tried to get me to stop, but I didn’t listen. I just got determined to make sure he didn’t find out how deeply I was in.

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