I’m From West Hartford, CT – Video Story.

by peter paige

I’m Peter Paige. To say I’m from West Hartford, Connecticut is a little bit of a misnomer, I was born in West Hartford, Connecticut but I’m from a lot of places. I envy people who can say a statement as simple as “I’m from Driftwood.” But that’s not me. The summer after my freshman year of college I went to do summer-stock in Manteo, North Carolina which is on the outer banks and the day we all moved in – a summer rain shower came along and we were out on the deck dancing in our underwear, which I don’t really know why we were doing that but it seemed like the right thing to do. We were nineteen. And I looked down and this guy is moving in. He’s probably 6’4, blonde, looks like Apollo. He’s like a god. I mean, he’s ridiculous to look at. And I can’t stop staring at him, and he’s moving his stuff in and out and there’s a girl helping him moves things – a young woman. They’re moving things in and out and keep walking past. And I see him look up at me, maybe once, maybe twice. And I kind of wave hi. And he sort of nods back and at one point one of my roommates comes over and is like ” Who’s that?” I said, “That’s my next boyfriend.” And he was like, “Yeah, I think that’s his girlfriend.” “Whatever.” I’m telling you, something in me knew. I don’t know how, I don’t know why, I don’t know what, but something in me knew from the second saw him. So it turns out that was his girlfriend and I spent a fair amount of time with him over the rehearsal process which was only like two – two in half weeks or something. And we got to know each pretty well and we became part of a little group of four people who hung out a lot. His name’s Terry, by the way. So I spent time getting to know Terry and I really enjoyed it but I had kind of let go of the idea that we were going to date. Kind of, let it go. He was straight. He had a girlfriend. Wow, and that was kind of weird, I had got a hit off of him. Whatever! Whatever! I just kind of let it go. At one point I realized I’m sitting alone, with Terry on this beautiful deck, looking out over, what is almost dawn, it is almost sunrise and we’re sitting there – we’re shooting the shit talking about something, I really don’t remember what and at one point Terry says to me, “You know, Peter, I dig you.” And I was like, “Well thanks, I dig you too man, that’s sweet.” And he goes, “No, I DIG you, DIG you.” So this kind of perfect moment in the quiet of predawn beach in North Carolina – I leaned over and kissed him for the first time and I’m sure the alcohol had something to do with it – but it was perfect. It was this perfect kiss with Apollo.


  1. Great story Peter, But is it really fair to leave the story where you did? C’mon. Can we have Part 2?

  2. JIEL, Montréal, Canada

    Very wonderful story that proves that TRUE LOVE has no barriers or limits.

    I’m 60yo and my boyfriend is 34yo.
    We fell in love at first sight on March 29th 2009….
    Since then, our true love grows frome day to day.

    TRUE LOVE HAS NO LIMITS… Only humans make those barriers between soulmates.

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