Apr 6, 2012

Whimsy

They say Time heals all; that Time spares no one and nothing. Time does something much worse – it dilutes and erases the fine ridges and smooth geography of his face; it leaves you confused about the exact shade of his eyes – were they hazel or a whisky brown? It no longer allows you to conjure up the sound of his voice.

After all this time, I cannot tell you the shape of his nose or the slant of his eyebrows, but I remember precisely the smell of his soap, the feel of his thick hair clenched tight in my fingers, and the sound of his voice comforting me, as he held me close and released me, and I clung to him as one would cling to a raft in a raging river. Without real hope, but with desperate relief.

I also remember the feel of his ring. It was sharp and it dug into my cheek as he held my face. Often he would hold me in so tight and for so long that my cheek would get a dent and my breath would stop. I think I was happy to have my breath stop as long as he did not stop holding me.


Now everything starts to resemble a scrabble board where the chips have been hastily scrambled after a long game.







15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where did this spring from? Should be interesting.
This one leaves a dull pain. I ask you again the same question I asked on the Badminton Court post. Remember?

mh

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jd said...

As someone said "time moves in one direction and memory in another " but i say can we not cherish that moment in time and make it converge with the current ?

Otherwise what meaning does the word cherish have.

drift wood said...

mh:

Of course i remb your question; my answer too remains unchanged. (-:

jd:

No meaning perhaps. Or maybe, a wealth of significance.

Anon: The hundreds of comments on this site are a lil like the emperor's new clothes. You can only see them if you're really clever
(-:.
Or delusional.

Anonymous said...

That's not so good.

There's something I have always wondered - the words that bring anguuish to the reader, how does the author remain dry eyed?

mh

drift wood said...

mh:

I'm no writer so i dunno.

I certainly wasn't dry eyed when i wrote this. he he..But then I'm generally touted as Waterworks Ltd so that's hardly surprising (-:

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