Only in the Shadowlands,
that vaguely recalled dream-world
which disappears without trace
upon awakening to
the feel of flannelette stamped
on skin, the lunches to pack,
the chaos to realign –
only in her fantasies
does he hold her like this, arms
cradling her curves, head leaning
in hungry. She’ll function with
smiles through meetings and play-dates
and meal-plans and lists, but when
the shadows grow long and sleep
sings its lullabies, her heart
will wander barefoot that well-
worn path to Neverland’s shore.
How sad that life can be like that.
Isn’t it? Even when things go wrong – and they tend to do that – I want to make sure that I don’t waste my day on what isn’t, and instead live in the what is. Life is too short to hold onto broken dreams.
will wander barefoot that well-
worn path to Neverland’s shore.”
Magic! Beautiful imagery!
Now if I could just find that magic wand. I know it’s around here somewhere… 😉 Thanks, Russ!
Oh glory, I love this!!
You romantic soul, you. Whenever I have an inkling for the romance, I think of you. Of course.
Yep–I’ve always got it bad (and I’ve learned to live with it).
Romance makes the world turn, eh?
I don’t know–there’s usually one wheel that rolls wonky, or the tire’s flat…not the best advert for romance keeping the world turning.
Rather like the shopping cart I keep getting stuck with at Wal-Mart?
That very one–except mine is here at Safeway! Good grief!!
I think every major shopping center has one token gibbledy-gook – just to keep us from losing ourselves in the enjoyment of spending all our money? 😉
Chortling–that’s a good one!! Funny thing is, I generally LOVE grocery shopping–it’s the only place I can justify spending–one must eat to sustain oneself. So I have to be seriously cranky for it to be a bummer experience. And this week I got 2 1/2 lbs of salmon at 50% off–Sweet!! Then I found a super marinade recipe on line–oh my goodness, Mel, this was the best salmon I ever baked, so moist–I’ll never do it any other way again. Guess I flew off on a food tangent, eh??
Mmm… I’ll fly off with you, for salmon….
Oh good, I think you’d love this–the marinade was soy sauce and brown sugar, and a few spices. Almost melt in your mouth moist.
Sounds delectable. I could go for salmon, or almost any kind of fish, any day. But moist and tasty is especially good!
I’m with you, I love fish–but until I found this marinade/glaze, I had a tendency to bake it too dry. This recipe said to wrap it in foil, in the oven–worked like a charm.
I’ve done a maple/ginger glaze – scrumptious… I think baked wrapped in foil sounds like it would be pretty fool-proof as far as texture and moistness.
The maple sounds good but I’m not a big fan of ginger–unless we’re talkin’ gingerbread, then I’m All-IN. I think I saw a curry flavored one too, that might be tasty.
We like curry around here, too.
Sometimes curry recipes include ginger, so I might have to skip that–though now that I think on it, I once cooked carrots with ginger and it was way good.
There are (unfortunately) so few foods or flavours that I dislike. I’m up for almost anything!
Race you to the banquet table!!
Some days I’m truly heart-hungry for that banquet…
I know–Like Today would be good.
So SO well written!
Aw, thanks so much!
I don’t feel sadness but empathy ~ experience is usually difficult but beneficial.
You are so right. Anything we learn can be of benefit to us later, if we let it…