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Monday, 18 May 2015

I Fell In Love





I fell in love.

In the midst of social media controversy of who leaked whose pictures to whom, and who was embroiled in a bitter custody battle over a dog...unless my  wires got crossed between the use of the cute puppy photo and the Ebola dog...I don't know.....I wasn't noticing...I was falling in love.

I fell in love.

It seems that somehow while I was noticing how slowly his hair grows out of his chin, the world was turning first from Spring then to Summer, and just as slowly as his hair covers his face, the leaves had somehow fallen from the trees.  I was amazed when I looked down and found the ground carpeted with gold...I hadn't looked anywhere but into his eyes.

I fell in love.

It seems that someone had been caught on camera beating his girlfriend in an elevator...I don't know who.  I didn't catch the name, but I did notice how my man catches his breath right before he says goodnight.  I could count the milliseconds between his inhale and his whispered words, swinging across the wires.  Goodnight was all he'd say, and like the magic of a good cup of hot chocolate and a lullaby, I'd have fallen asleep.

I fell In love.

And somewhere on a mission, a doctor who was bringing quality healthcare to an impoverished nation had died. He had caught something. And over in the Middle East, someone's wife had been captured; children had died. In the US, riots had started and had eventually subsided. There were muggings and shootings; there were racial tensions and gender inequality; there was political and social unrest.  But somewhere deep in the Caribbean sand, with the waves washing over his toes, I was carving our initials, over and over again, encapsulating our love in a heart. With curly cues, I wrote his name. I wanted his name. I dreamt it mine.


I fell in love.

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