Tonight when I come home, darling…
we’ll switch off everything, save the darkness…
Two glasses of red wine,
your glowing eyes and mine,
will go searching in the skies..
For stars in disguise..
Then we’ll talk about the passing of life…
and how everything fits in perfectly fine…
Two more glasses of red wine,
your embrace and mine…
and we’ll beautify the skies..
With the stars in our eyes..
“Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.”
~ Mitch Albom
It breaks my heart to have parted ways with so many dear people…people that used to be such a tremendous source of belonging in my life. I don’t know what the future brings, whether these paths might converge again, but I cherish them, I miss them sorely, and I send them love.
“Do you know what plant this is?” I asked him, as we stood leaning against the wall.
How often do we try to figure what some plant next to us is?
He took a careful look, his eyes tracing the stems and leaves.
“Good.” I said.
“How did you figure?” he asked me.
“I saw the bud. And how did you?”
“I saw the thorn.”
We chuckled. It pretty much summed up how we look at things.
I look at the good stuff that is hard to find, and he looks at the bad stuff that, though obvious, most people ignore.
“You should put this on your blog,” he said.
“What do you want for your birthday?”
I was asked.
“A nice day!” I underplayed.
I love surprises. A midnight birthday cake-cutting, some nice little surprises here and there…
But that’s not how it’s going to be every year, I know.
So this time, I said, “I want a nice day! I’m going to buy myself something new, get out into the city, buy me some flowers and do something nice!”
I did buy myself something new. I got a few lovely gifts from my folks, too. I went out with my best friend aka my hubby for a playful afternoon, a long walk and some awesome burgers…and spent dinner-time with my family. (And of course, hubby bought me a box of chocolates and a rose with pretty purple flowers around it.)
I did, have a nice day! 🙂 And the after-glow is going to last a while…
“Ask me questions. I love your questions.” he said.
And he loves answering them. Especially when they are about the universe, about the stars and the planets, about evolution and everyday science.
I’m baffled, most of the times. I find that I know very little about this world after all. Things that seem so obvious to me, are not so obvious.
His revelations amaze me, and sometimes, I so want to stick to my beliefs, and he so wants to stick to the facts, that we have an argument, a fight. Over science. That’s right.
But whether it leaves me amazed or mad, I learn something.
Maybe sometimes he does, too, when he asks me about non-science stuff.
And that’s how our conversations have grown. That’s how we got interested to talk more and more to each other. Questions. Answers. Amazement. Admiration.
We’ve been the best of friends a long time.