Moments

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Moments in life are fleeting. These are a few of the moments I treasure most.

Submitted: April 11, 2013

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Life is defined by the many moments it is comprised of.  Those moments are fleeting, and quickly become nothing more than an experienced sensation and a memory.  For that one fleeting moment, you can fall apart, you can change the course of your life; you could even fall in love.  Once those moments are put together in your memory they become flashes of pain or joy; they are just little blips on the timeline of your life.  People search their entire lives for moments of happiness and try to make the little pieces all fit properly into the puzzle.  I don’t want the moments I spend with you to become nothing more than a fading memory.  I want to remember all of the times I felt myself fall deeper  in love.  I want to remember every ounce of joy and the exact second when I looked at you and I just “knew”.

We are standing in the woods by the edge of a stream.  The sunlight trickles down through leaves and branches and reflects rainbows across the water like a prism.  The air is warm but electric, charged with the approaching storm.  I can’t look away from your eyes and the fire of passion I see inside them while you talk.  I would do anything to keep that light alive.  You move behind me and wrap your arms around me.  Your breath in my ear gives me goose bumps on my skin. I share my secrets with you; you share your secrets with me. I can feel my heart beating so loudly in my chest; it’s a wonder you can’t hear it.  I never want to leave this place.  This moment is too short; this is falling in love with you.

We are in your pickup truck, going back to the place we used to meet.  Tired of secrets and drained from the complications of all of this, I feel a little out of place and unfocused.  A storm is rolling in, the smell of rain lingers heavily in the air.  You park the truck in a small empty parking lot and it begins to rain.  I watch the streams of rain trickle down the window and I ponder the idea of “paths” in life.  Needing to ease the tension I decide to get out and step into the rain.  It is cold against my skin.  My sun dress immediately becomes saturated and clings to me making it hard to move.  I kick off my high heels and spin in the middle of the parking lot.  I spin until I’m dizzy, I want to run until we’re free.  Somehow, just you and me. I feel freedom, I’ve found joy.  You hold me close, so warm against my soaking wet clothes, and you kiss me so deeply.  We laugh and dance in that September rain.  This moment is too short; this is falling in love with you.

We are on your bike, driving on the highway in the late afternoon.  I love the closeness I feel to you.  I reach up to hold onto you tighter, closing my hands on your sides like my life depended on never letting you go.  I feel the wind bend around us and wrap me up in its arms, brushing my skin with pockets of warmth and coolness, causing chills to go down my spine until I shudder.  I watch the road but my mind travels elsewhere, reminiscing our past trips and experiences, flipping through photos in my mind of all the times we have laughed and learned and loved.  The sun begins to set over the mountains and it is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.  I cling harder to you as I watch God’s daylight finale in awe.  The sky becomes brightly lit with purples and pinks and shades of orange as the sun slowly sinks behind the mountains; it is a truly remarkable sight.  I feel whole; I feel like I could truly be happy like this for the rest of my life. This moment is too short, but it’s the moment I “knew”; this is falling in love with you.


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