"whoever touches us, teaches us....."

Sunday, February 24, 2008

37. That he came back for a kiss

This was the aha moment for me, really...It seems to most, I am sure, to be an insignificant moment. But for me it was the moment my heart passed the no turning back point. We had just finished a quick lunch one day. Larry was working and I was off for the day, so we had each arrived in our own cars. He walked me to my car, and we talked a few moments and had a kiss and finally said our goodbyes. He walked across the parking lot towards his truck and I watched him go. That's something I do when people leave, walk or drive away from me...I watch until they are out of sight. I don't know why; maybe in case its the last time I see them and I want to remember it? Anyway, as I watched him approach his truck, he suddenly did an about face, like he had forgotten something. He dodged a car or two, and strode very purposefully back to my car; I was sure he had forgotten to tell me something. But rather than say anything, he just reached through the window and held my face and leaned in for one last kiss. It was fierce. It was a kiss that had purpose. His demeanor was that of "it was something he had to do". He turned and walked away and left for work. I sat in the parking lot for quite awhile.

7 comments:

1Pic said...

beautiful!

1Pic said...

I should be here more often... I always enjoy what I read, you have a beautiful and touching style.

Coll said...

Oh my goodness.. I am all tingly after reading this. What a lovely memory.

pat said...

1Pic...come anytime you have time, just don't critique my photos!!

Coll..Its one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me..seems silly i am sure, but still....

sue said...

Awww.... (of course, that is my reaction to most of your posts!!)

Catching up... LOVE the painting. You are very talented!

You realize, of course, how jealous you make many of your readers, right? :)

pat said...

there's always another side to every story though....

citizen of the world said...

Not silly at all -those are th moments that warm you all your life.