As a little girl I believed the story of two loves created for one another by an ultimate Creator, divided by time and poor choices. Distracted by serpents and manazanas…
I have been waiting for you a long time.
So here I am. Here we are. I always knew that you would find me and I’m glad it didn’t take another lifetime. I believe our angels are exhausted because damn are we hardheaded. But God is greater than any trauma we created and we pulled blessings from every lesson.
So here we are. I asked God to send me a sign that it was you; a musical one.
Twice while driving through the city beautiful you played this song.
When I was little girl and this came on the radio it felt like the best day. I was usually with my Dad when I heard it. He used to drive this Buick Regal, sparkly blue with trill rims. I remember him singing “Feel what I feel when I’m feeling” with a big smile on his face, I remember the sky, and I remember smiling too. Riding through Fayetteville with him and listening to music were the best days. I also remember laying on the floor listening to this song in front of a window and feeling like the sunshine was moving through me. I feel as if I can’t completely find the words to explain to you that this song is very special to me. I never searched for it or played it often. I just enjoyed it when I heard it. It’s one of those songs I sing hard as heaven when nobody is around. It’s a song that my inner child and I agree on fully.
I never told you any of this.
The third time you played it we were both slow bopping and you casually said, “I always think of you when I hear this song.” I have no clue where we were driving to, what we had on or even what day it was all I remember are these words and the way they felt when you said them. “I always think of you when I hear this song.”
“Why?” I asked.
“Because you are the sunshine and this is my life in it,” you responded.
What more confirmation could I ever need? I square to Bob I heard God laugh.
I hope that we never forget how cosmic our pairing is. It’s no coincidence almost all of our planets live in the same houses. *smiles I’ll explain later.
My feet dangle off the side of the slightly wet footbridge. Large lush leaves in every hue of green gently sway in the lightly blowing winds. My ears enjoy the symphony of bird songs. Here I am taking a moment to stop along the path per usual. My turtle friend swims by reminding me to slow down, take my time, and be here now.