Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Perfect Moment



I look at you
and I remember 16.
I remember a raspberry kiss
and the sun on my shoulders
and the smell of cinnamon gum.
I remember long walks
down uneven small-town sidewalks
with stops on Main Street
for root beer floats.
I remember bare dusty feet
and shiny toe nail polish 
and everything being perfect.

I remember when everything new
was exciting.
Everything was pregnant with potential.
Every beginning was freshest spring air.

19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

now just hold onto that...because nothing has changed...

really a beautiful post...

sheri... said...

how lovely!! reading your words is like being embraced by something so innocent and gentle...this was beautiful! anyone you know/knew?

Tabor said...

Ah, mon Sheri, a first love when I was 16.

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful... flower and words!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

It's funny how pregnant is given a singular meaning, but is a great word to use in other context too. We have 2 roses on our kitchen table (anniversary)

Chris said...

beautiful!

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's lovely. Thank you :)

Bossy Betty said...

Lovely images, lovely memories and great picture too!

tattytiara said...

Well.

As it happens.

I do happen to wear raspberry lip gloss.

And chew cinnamon gum.

Hey there, pretty lady...

slommler said...

Beautiful words and photo! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comments about my WIP!
To answer your question; I kind of have an idea where I am going with a piece...but colors and textures come as I am working on it. So it's a push, pull thing.
Hugging you
SueAnn

Hilary said...

So soft and sweet.

LadyFi said...

Just beautiful. I hope you find this perfect moment every day...

Moannie said...

Lovely! First love is never replayed.

slommler said...

So lovely! And congrats on your POTW
Hugs
SueAnn

Cricket said...

Well, except for the toenail polish, it works for me too, even from the other side. Very nice. Congratulations on the potw.

I may need to make a root beer float later, though.

Daryl said...

lovely post and congrats on the POTW mention from Hilary

Pauline said...

raspberry kisses, root beer floats, polished toenails - sweet 16 in a snapshot!

congrats on POTW!

deb said...

congrats on the POTW,

and it's nice to officially "meet " you, Tabor, having seen you around the blog world .

I love the way the bottom petal of the rose is draped just so, exquisite.

lovely post, innocence and love.

Uttara said...

Beautiful!!