The Occasional Man: Travel, Life, and an Uncommon Love
Many tend to perceive wild, impetuous, romantic love as the purview of the young. For Shirley White Pearl, true romance arrived when she was forty-six-years-old. It was to be her greatest love and a romance that would endure the test of time.
Filled with joys, world travels, and countless shared celebrations of life, it eclipsed all her previous relationships. Yet, it was an improbable one, for her beloved was an “occasional man” who remained so for the duration of their long and passionate affair.
Of her story, notable Minnesota author Mary F. Rockcastle says:
At some point, we’ve all wondered what it’s like to be “the other woman” in a married man’s life. Meet Shirley White Pearl, the thoughtful, fun-loving, adventurous “other” woman who as such shared a satisfying, rich relationship for many years. Engaging and provocative, The Occasional Man is an unusual and original love story about living fully and honestly in the present.
Whether hiking the mountains of British Columbia, sailing the waters of the Caribbean, skiing the wilds of northern Minnesota, or trekking the savannas of Africa, theirs was truly a moveable feast—one that was rich and deeply fulfilling but not without obstacles.
With candor, humor, and grace, Shirley White Pearl shares her remarkable love story, inviting each of us to trust our instincts, pursue our dreams, and most importantly, to remain young at heart, present for every moment of life’s journey.
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