Watching the scenery and the lines of the highway streak by as he drove through the night to meet the one desire only brought forth more anticipation and desire to his ever loving mind. His thoughts so focused on what was to come. The years had passed and the desires had been held deeply within a bound heart. The minutes flew by, the miles grew less but the beat of his heart failed to subside. The closer he came, the faster his mind worked as he conjured up images and sights that had only been fantasies of the mind. Over twenty years had passed yet the feel, smell and experiences had failed to fall by the wayside. The fantasies between them would soon become pleasures that only the two could feel, recognize and appreciate.
Upon arrival, the sight of the hotel caused the lump in his throat to become the energy within his heart and being. His heart throbbed with desire to see her face, feel her touch but most of all to appreciate all the years that had passed in a blur. The blur that had been another life without her touch had suddenly felt like nothing more than a day. The elevator ascended to take him to a place of bliss, a place where he could lay a waiting heart, mind and body. Upon entering, his eyes quickly darted to the snow white comforter that fit perfectly upon the bed. He reached to touch but quickly stopped. He could not disturb the beauty before his eyes without her by his side.
The clicking of the keys on his phone told her of his arrival. She was ready, waiting and willing him to come and take her on a long awaited journey into the stars of the night. The sultry tone of her voice only added sincerity to what was to be. Time had not been without the truths of the past. These moments were missed moments rather than unfelt. They had traveled this path long before and sought to recreate a past that was cut far too short. Questions of the night raced within their minds. Would the morning light be sought or should they ignore it and pretend as though it had never arrived as they lay tucked within a moment of bliss?
Upon arrival, the very moment on knocking on the door became a lifetime of wait. The trembling of his hands so clearly seen and felt only told of his nervous and anxious energy. Time stood still as the beauty of her radiated throughout the area. The beauty before him could compare to no another. The moment came between the lips of a soft kiss upon the check and an embrace that felt as light as a feather.
An evening of fun, laughter and spirits filled the void of the past twenty years. Twenty years suddenly felt like such a short time as the warmth of their bodies caressed upon the dreams of each. The closing of the curtains began their journey to ensure that twenty years of waiting would never equal the energy of the night.
The closing of the door behind them opened up rays of sunshine never before seen. Rays of sunshine felt deep within the minds of each as they sought the end of the rainbow on a rainy day.
Thank you to my Facebook friends and the friends of friends who encourage me, guide me and offer constant words of support in my quest to remain a survivor of breast cancer. My written words all hold special meaning to those who struggle with the times, who enjoy the ride and even for the ones who are looking for a pick me up. A special thanks goes out to a friend of a friend Rick Stout who offered the ideas of encouragement for this article.