I´ve always thought of partner and myself as an ordinary hetero couple, even if my attention often wandered to women. Perhaps we still are the ordinary couple, but things can suddenly change in unexpected ways, even for people of over sixty.
On Januari 1 of this year we were still drinking wine with a couple of neighbours when our neighbour put off her wig in the overheated room - she is still in transition. Rien, who is usually not very spontaneous put on her wig, and suddenly all three of us looked at him. Unasked for he said to me "................................., but I´ll be the same partner to you." and I wondered what he had thought before the comma.
From that moment he started to experiment with make-up, tried to find women´s clothes that would fit him, he borrowed a wig and later bought one, and his average mood became really sunny. I helped him with his plans and we had great fun together.
When his padding and first set of clothes were complete he ventured outside, first with our neighbour, later with me or on his own, coming home with more clothes and completely happy.
With a breathtaking speed he reached the next step - after a little grumble about the job he sent a picture of his alter to all his colleagues and staff at his workplace. This led to some telephone talks and after that he went to his workplace as Luca.
Perhaps it´s time to ask, "What next?" but I just don´t know, I can see different possibilities from here but we´ll just have to wait and see how it all works out. Luckily I´m not afraid of change, and I know the bond between Rien/Luca and me won´t be broken. I enjoy this surprise of the year very much!
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