Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Two years ago

Two years ago, I met you at a train station.

I'd had noble intentions when I got off the train. Despite the weight of unsaid words, of prolonged looks, of leaden decisions, I told myself I could resist for a while longer. I could let things simmer.

These intentions fled from me the instant I saw you, and vanished from my memory the moment you grabbed my hand with unflinching confidence. I recall nothing of the movie flickering before my face. I only recall the touch of your fingers on my wrist, the prickling of goosebumps, and the sand I dumped from my shoes when I returned home late that night.

One year ago, I turned to cross the street, and you said "I love you " with absolute clarity. I was so shocked, and already overtaken by the flow of crosswalk people, I just turned back to you with my eyes wide. You were out of view by the time I crossed the street. I breathlessly grabbed my cell phone to dial you back, to reassure myself that I had not imagined that fleeting, unexpected moment.
I hadn't.

Today, my skin still damp from the shower, I slipped back into the covers. The sun was peeking through the blinds, drawing patterns on your back, and you grabbed me tightly. 

Happy anniversary, mister.

41 comments:

Dan Mega said...

That was a heck of a way to say it. Happy anniversary.

X. Dell said...

Congratulations. Many returns so long as they are happy ones.

poodlegoose said...

I don't know quite why, but this post gave me the shivers. Lovely writing, dear, and happy anniversary :)

Caz said...

aw Happy Anniversary! you put it a lot better than I did the other week!

JessWrites said...

Ugghhhh... SO cute. I'd say I was jealous but I think I already wrote a whole post about that today.

Daisy said...

I typically try and make it a habit to bitterly hate everyone who is happy in love ;) but you two sound like you're so adorable together I feel I should make an exception.

Congrats on the 2 year mark!!

lil miss hissyfit said...

Happy anniversary.
May there be many more in the years to come.

Being Brazen said...

That was a beautiful post. HAppy anniversary...:)

nicoleantoinette said...

Lovely.

jenn said...

Gorgeous.
And yay for you guys :)

Kitty Cat said...

Lovely. Sweet.

Brett said...

That was lovely. Hope you have many more

Hope said...

Aw, this gave me a warm fuzzy. Happy anniversary.

Crushed said...

That is really sweet...

Even cynical me can the romance in that.

Don't lose it. When its real, its the best thing in the world.

lspoon said...

Aw Happy Anniversary! :)

Gledwood said...

What's the Pointfulness of the Princess, if you don't mind my asking, Your Royal Highness...

tmamone said...

Awww!

Kyla Bea said...

Oh my gosh, this is a beautifully written post Princess - wow.

You're making me swoon, I hope you guys had a good day!

Nilsa S. said...

Awww, that is a warm & fuzzy post. Congrats on sharing the last two years with the Duke. Yay!

dmb5_libra said...

awwww, i got a little choked up reading that. happy anniversary!

verybadcat said...

Wonderful! :) Congrats.

Ana said...

Happy Anniversary! You gave me the warm fuzzies. Thanks. :)

Matt said...

Happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!

EF said...

All's well the begins well...or something to that nature. Props on 2 years!

I was afraid this was going to turn out like the Geico commercial when the gecko is being stalked on the subway. Phew!

Sheila said...

Ahh, young love is so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

Smilf said...

Aw, happy anniversary! Now I have the warm fuzzies too. :)

longredcape said...

Awwwwwwwwww :)

distractedspunk said...

Has it really only been two years? I feel like you two have been together for so much longer than that.

Happy anniversary to the two of you. Here's hoping I get to see you both soon! (Though no border crossing lesbian fantasies this time. :))

the almost right word said...

Wow! Congratulations! And Happy Anniversary. I hope you two have something special planned!

Paula said...

I actually want to cry. In a good way. Cos this gives me hope. :)

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary to you both - may the joy continue!

i am feathermaye said...

I don't even know you and your post touched me. Nicely said; nicely done.

Happy anniversary to you both!

Lauren said...

That made me smile

That was a totally romantic way to say happy anniversary.

Congrats to you two!

Yoda said...

Here's to wishing both of you many more!

Psych Post Doc said...

Aw... Happy Anniversary

Surfergrrl said...

Has it been two years??? wow time flies Congrats to you both!

Katelin said...

aw how precious, happy anniversary you two love birds you :)

Z said...

Happy Anniversary! :)

eric1313 said...

Hot! Wowo wow!

Good stuff....

One year ago, I turned to cross the street, and you said "I love you " with absolute clarity. I was so shocked, and already overtaken by the flow of crosswalk people, I just turned back to you with my eyes wide. You were out of view by the time I crossed the street. I breathlessly grabbed my cell phone to dial you back, to reassure myself that I had not imagined that fleeting, unexpected moment.
I hadn't.


I remember that post like it was yesterday, you know. Hope I'm not bad like the Iranian stalker. Puddles mean nothing at all when your heart and soul are protected by this holiest of powers anyone will ever know.

Love will always keep you warm.

Peace and love

and one more time...

Happy anniversary!!!

eric1313 said...

Your longest comment ever made sense. Maybe if i were drinking too it wouldn't make sense.

And as for chatting, it's all good, that's why i asked instead of assumed. Just wondered if it was easier to discuss the question that way, had I know you were going to have a prompt and thorough answer like that, I would not have asked.

So it's alright!

And you have a wonderful night, OK?

Kayleigh said...

This made me want to cry because it was so beautiful. Someday I hope to have what you have. Happy (belated) Anniversary!!