May 4, 2010

Returning


Come out and play with me. The kids are in school. The husband is at work. Leave the housework for a day. You know you want to. Come out and play with me, like we used to do.

This is no offer of sex. We have strict boundaries, for your sake and mine. But feel the intimacy flow over all boundaries, and our love submerge us back in time to when you wore a plaid skirt and I wore a blue shirt and tie.

Let's take a walk in the woods. Empty your head to me. It will be just us for the next four hours. And when you tell me of your loneliness you will be free of it. And when I tell you of my despair I will find comfort.

You are allowed to put your hands on my arms. I am allowed to quickly run my hand over your hair. We are allowed to find each other here, this afternoon, in the quiet green of the deep woods. Time is beginning to move very quickly and who knows when we'll have another afternoon together like this. Our lives did not turn out exactly as we envisioned. We have that in common. We also have in common our history of friendship, a falling apart, and a returning.

This afternoon is a celebration of our returning, of finding each other when we needed each other, all these years later. Time is moving very quickly now, and I picked these dandelions just for you.

12 comments:

thinkingtoohard said...

Do you have any idea how close to home this hits me right now? God, I love you.

ed said...

:)

Xcrush said...

Ed you are such a beautiful person...I LOVE the last line!!! Made my heart ache....

ed said...

wow, thanks. i wouldn't normally pick dandelions or anything out of the ground becuz they die. but the world sometimes whispers to me like the tree in that awesome children's book 'the giving tree.' the world says, 'go ahead, boy, take my branches' or whatever i'm looking to take, in this case dandelions. i'm going to have to write a love letter to the earth sometime:)

Lori said...

Just let me know when and where... ☺

wendryn said...

Very sweet...

Tori said...

1 1/2 weeks. :)

Ed Pilolla said...

thanks for the love! to each of you: PEACE*LOVE*JOY*...very grateful for all the love you give me to see this project thu.

joer223 said...

Ed, You're an awesome writer. I ust read some of your stuff, and it rocks.
Much Success for you....
joer223

ed said...

joer,
thank you so much. truly.

Chris Tine said...

I liked it. Keep on writing this kind of stuff....
--your seester

ed said...

thanks, seester!:)