Heart of Indiana/ 2 The Planet
Janet Judith Planet
Now the Planet is so large she has her own gravitational field. But not when it began.
Plowing blindly through space absorbing all resources and recourses that get in her way. Although what she sup supped up does leave their marks on the planet, still she spins tirelessly through space. Constantly absorbing, never giving back much to the universe or the space she fills. Very selfish, looks out for herself, and is reborn. The Planet is the center of this universe. Of course. How could it be otherwise.
Janet’s laugh. Very memorable. Like…….
More on that latter. Usually to appear at the most inopportune times. Just like it would appear in real life.
So the Planet started small. Not to small. Like many things with the Planet, getting involved with her seemed like a good idea. My career had been prosperous, but my life was lacking. First met the Planet shortly after Rene Abuduh was out of my life. I was in no hurry for involvement or orbiting. The Planet was young. I was busy. The Planet was attached. I was not. The Planet was skinny, all breasts and big blue eyes under short cropped hair. I was bloated and beat. But we found each other in that crowded industry party bar. I was ready, on the rebound. She was almost ready. We would meet again after a few more orbits and some life travels. We parted with a final kiss that night.
I would not escape that easily.
Now Rene Abuduh, was the Planets predecessor. Younger, prettier, smarter than the Planet. In many ways a force to be reckoned with all her own, Youthful and wild as all teenage girls are. Still a child, yet coming to terms with her own womanhood and sexuality. But truly a party animal. Not conflicted with her youthful past as the Planet was because Rene and I both existed in her youthful past. My youthful past as well. It should never be mistaken that Rene morphs into the Planet. Two very distinct and separate entities. Never to meet. What would ever happen to the universe if these two bodies would meet? What would be the consequences?
Rene was tall, small breasted, large shapely behind that was underutilized and under appreciated by the younger me.
My family always liked Rene. For why I can’t be sure. When asked what caused our split I would have to attribute numerous factors. One being that we just plain grew apart, coupled with my work schedule which at times only allowed a few hours of sleep a night and her teaching career which allowed much more free time. Also my serious maiming that happened a few years before our split might not have been something an attractive twenty three year old women would want to deal with the rest of her life. However she stuck with me through the worst of it and for that I shall always be grateful. Actually… Always Grateful is kind of my middle name.
So Rene exited stage left never to be seen again.
I always wondered if there was anything I could have done to change that, because I know I didn’t do much at the time. Another of my many “what was I thinking moments.” Now I was staring down Indiana. Only I still didn’t know it
So I gave all to the immutable laws of commerce.