She was the left sock, he was the right.
They were happy, but the dryer was not.
Then suddenly, I was left with only one sock.
After missing a deadline, being blamed for a work screwup, and receiving my twenty-third rejection from a publisher, she took my hand in hers. Her eyes lingered on mine, and nothing else mattered.
She was doing nothing special, just reading a book by the fire in a large comfy chair. She flipped the page of her book and then tucked a piece of hair behind her ear. Across the room, Adam leaned toward his friend and whispered, "I'm going to marry that girl someday."
Pass me the salt
Dear, "can you pass me the salt?", he asks. "No dear", she replies. "You know your heart doesn't like salt." "The heart in my body may not, but the heart in my soul does." he smiles and leans over to kiss her. She kisses him back and smirks....then passes him the salt.
We never said it aloud, because our situation did not allow that to us. But you unclipped your silver necklace and pressed it into my palm with a small and solemn smile. You never said it to me and I never said it to you, but it was alive, and still lives with me.
Jumping in with both
Who fell first? How long will we quench each other’s thirst?
We jumped together imagining no end to this fall that hurts.
In all of her days and nights, none were warmer, happier or more free than that intersection of life which brought her to share Aruba with him. The seed of true love was planted there in the sand, fertilized by the water and sprouted in their hearts, though most of the days and nights since, have been spent in remembrance, not celebration. Sometimes, though, all these years later, they still celebrate, and it still feels like true love.
I walked up to the vending machine and dip into my pocket for the required change and inserted it in the machine. Moments later a 3 musketeers bar falls to the bottom of the receptacle, and I easily remove it. Tearing open the wrapper the smooth chocolate and nougat passes through my lips and melts in my mouth.
It’s like she knew the minute my heart changed. She seemed to jump on the opportunity when it came her way, shooting that look towards me with nimble elegance. Now I loved her, and wondered how I hadn’t before.
They were soul mates---married just a year before a late diagnosis took him away. They were supposed to spend their lives together, she could not, would not accept this as their fate. She may not be able to spend her life with him, but she would lie next to him for all eternity.