That lived within the heart of me
All too soon my secret love,
Became impatient to be free
The way that dreamers often do
Just how wonderful you are,
And why I'm so in love with you
Even told the golden daffodils
At last my hearts an open door,
And my secret love's
No secret anymore.
When the two women met, while playing hockey, it was immediate love, and they soon after moved to Chicago, where the couple lived for many years.
They found themselves a nice house in Chicago where the landlord found them to be perfect tenants, but they were forced to hide their own emotions, while they daily worked for the same interior design company, refusing to even go out to the bars. They found acceptance by attending house parties, often with gay male friends, dancing, costuming, and generally enjoying their lives behind closed doors. These women’s closet friends, it appears in this fascinating film, were gay male couples, a true early example of the coalition between gays and lesbians, and a lovely testament to the beginnings of the LGBTQ community, all of whom found themselves outsiders in a world for simply being “different,” a quality that these two lesbian lovers proclaim as helping to survive almost as a reward to their hidden lives.
Diana and her family members, once the couple have finally, in old age, outed themselves to the niece, want them to return to Edmonton, where she and her accepting husband attempt to find them a good assisted-living home. Yet Pat resists, and the two return to Chicago.