Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - Fearless


I lay my head on your shoulder and close my eyes for a second. The sound of the TV fills the room gradually. I feel your hand searching for mine at the top of my leg. I open my eyes and find my fingers intertwined with yours. You gaze at the TV for a moment before turning slightly to look into my eyes. There is a remnant of shyness that makes you look away again and curl the corners of your mouth. My lips immitate yours as a reflex. I grip your hand tighter and focus on the screen.

A song is being played by a live orchestra and the shots alternate with images of a city. I'm distracted by the people and the buildings being shown. A woman is singing. Suddenly you begin to sing along and I look at you in bewilderment. This time you don't shy away and you smile. You like the song. My amazement is replaced by a critical voice that tells me I'm naive to be surprised. A voice that reminds me of the amount of things I don't know about you, reminds me that we were born worlds apart, that we bring two completely different stories into our relationship.


It's a voice that reminds me why every day spent next to you is full of surprises and why, for the rest of our time together, something unexpected may always crop up. Because we're estranged, we're not meant to be. We were thrown into each other's path by something other than logic, something that would defy normal rules of destiny, if such a thing existed.

And, instead of worrying me, this fact gives me hope, it fills me with faith in the both of us. It ensures me that we are special. This time I'm fearless.


Painting by Gustav Klimt.

33 comments:

kimananda said...

That is lovely and with many layers. Actually, I feel the urge to write a post full of ugly shallowness in order to counterbalance it. This will serve to set this post apart even more. It's the kind of post that makes one wonder how much of it is from life, however.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely insightful story

Elspeth said...

Alive and real.

Dr.John said...

Is this not the story of all relationships. There are always surprises. We are not the same person but that doesn't matter because something brings us together.

Granny Smith said...

To commit to anything fully requires a large measure of fearlessness. You have expressed it well.

my backyard said...

this is sweet

Prats said...

Expressing ones's emotions don't come easily. You have written so well here.
Relationships are always filled with storied, the ones we weave around each other.

Lucy said...

i can not believe this to be fiction Devil! I think it is a loving recount of an intimate wonderful moment. It is truly fearless to take on a new relationship, and bravery CAN be rewarding.
great post!

missalister said...

That's some mushy stuff, there, Devil Mood! Maybe Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio could pull it off. But I dunno...I felt the need for counterbalance, like Kimananda, and 10mg of Famotidine ;-)

anthonynorth said...

Excellent story. We can never know what we're getting into.

susiej said...

You have brilliantly captured the most vulnerable part of any relationship.

Devil Mood said...

Kim: The greatest things in life can only happen when there is a balance in everything else. So go ahead and counterbalance it :)

Crafty: Thank you.

Elspeth: Alive, I like that word. Thanks!

Dr.John that's true! We're never the same person, even if our backgrounds are very similar.

Granny Smith: Thank you. That's also true!

My backyard: Thanks :)

Prats: Oh I really like what you say there!

Lucy: hehe thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!

Missalister: Where is your romanticism, woman?!

Anthony: No, it's a step into darkness. :)

SusieJ: Thank you! I never thought about it but it may well be the most sensitive part...

Vesper de Vil said...

would love to know who this is about! :)

lovely.

Violet said...

That was amazing, I wish I could write like that.

gautami tripathy said...

Sensitively portrayed!

shapely ghosts

tumblewords said...

Fearless, indeed! Nicely done!

Niall said...

This is gorgeous Devil..such passion and depth...a lovely mixture of the ordinary and the star flung rush of love.

Miladysa said...

I really enjoyed reading these post and look forward to further scribbles :-D

missalister said...

Aw, Devil, I’m just sore about a few things romance-wise, know what I mean? Truth is...well, who WOULDN'T want a taste of that crazy-in-love exhilaration? ;-)

paisley said...

what a very beautiful piece.

Tammy said...

There is always hope and a whole lot of work in a relationship. I enjoyed this!

Amarettogirl said...

what a slice of romantic love! great image to support such sweet words of fancy.

Leigh Lear said...

very sweet, and so true, we never really know do we.

Patois said...

How very beautifully told. A lovely snippet of your relationship.

chrispito said...

o devil. that's so, so...ahhhhh. My Venus/Neptune luvres it. thank you! (and on another note, spring is here! yay yay yay!)

anno said...

Faith is the right word for it. You take a leap, hold hands, and hope. Beautifully written -- thanks for posting this.

b said...

I did like this a lot. I was a hopeful moment I think. We need more of that.

b

Lilibeth said...

How much of life is a great risk...but to avoid pain is to miss out on loving altogether. You've expressed it well.

phish said...

you have completely put me in a trance with this. there are pockets of memories that you have an uncanny ability to refresh. with your images and words.

and you have done it again. sigh.

Ps said...

Superb devil mood--you bring out such rich images with your words that i can almost see ti happening in front of my eyes.

Devil Mood said...

Thank you ALL for visiting and your comments!
As always your feedback means a lot to me :)

Holy Chaos said...

i love it!

you are a graceful writer.

Devil Mood said...

Thanks Holy chaos :)