Georgetown Journeys: The Path Made Straight
jackie, toughened up early in life, arrives in georgetown in the 1960's. her counterpart, danny,a clergyman with a collapsing church, marries the love of his life. the camelot era makes way for new decades. their lives barely intersect as they find their dreams eluding them. now old, they end up at the washington cathedral, pouring their hearts out to each other. their lives are joined at last. More
that elite part of washington,d.c., called georgetown has provided the public with glimses of beautifully coffed women and men with silk ties. the press spins intimate stories of famous writers who make clever remarks, of noted people whose words are considered as gospel - gospel, of course, in the modern sense of the word. then there are the vicarious ones who cling to their sightings of famous people, who hear stories of parties in the next block. their oxygen, their life blood, comes from lving near the power brokers.
but this story is not about pedigrees or even hangers-on. it is about a girl toughened up early in life, arriving in washington with a fighting spirit, wanting to grab some safety and love before her chances are gone. it is also about her counterpart. he's a believer in the good, in god, in love. jackie, the girl, finds a hostess job in a restaurant in georgetown, biding her time as she looks for the man who will save her. danny,a clergyman, presides over a church that is falling apart and marries the love of his life.
the lives of jackie and danny barely intersect in the coming decades as they struggle to fulfill their dreams, only to find that all has eluded them. as they age, their loneliness increases as well as their alienation from the world around them.
finally, they end up accidentally at the washington cathedral just above georgetown, in the vast, empty nave, pouring out their hearts to each other.
the next day their obitiuaries are joined in the newspaper, as the press tries to search out some relationship between the two. Their existence on this earth has ended.
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