"When I was a teenager, I was confident in stride, good on the dance floor, reasonably handsome looking and a hopeless romantic. During those years as a novice in love, my heart flitted from one girl to another and I found it very hard to stay within any one relationship before another seemed to beckon me. I even lost two girlfriends between the ages of sixteen and twenty to the convent.
Thinking back upon it now, I suppose that it was always a 'no contest' between both suitors. I obtained some satisfaction telling myself that were I to lose out to another, seeing them become brides of Christ as opposed to being a bride of mine made me a pretty good fall back. I did however, gain some small measure of satisfaction in later years knowing that all women, including nuns, have 'guilty pleasures' and that whenever their religious minds got distracted towards more romantic experiences of their past, that I might be theirs!
Before I got married, I came across many young women who had been educated in a convent by the nuns. The strangest thing was however, I usually found that the stricter their education and upbringing, the more daring, adventurous and liberal in attitude they were after they'd left their convent education and had their first taste of freedom! I could never quite make out if such willingness to engage in all manner of behaviour was an over-reaction to their repressed teaching and upbringing or was simply a consequence of finding pleasure in specific behaviours that would have induced guilt during earlier years?
Do you remember being bold behind the bicycle shed when you were a teenager with a young man, engaged in tasting forbidden fruit? Well, don't be fooled by convent colleens into believing that nuns are any different from you when it comes to bodily desires and earthly cravings! Even nuns are known to like a puff on the side." William Forde: July 18th, 2016.