Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. – Anthony G. Oettinger On January 20, 1973, I was nine going on 10 and lived in a modest but comfortable house, along with my widowed mother and my older half-sister, in Westchester, a suburb of Miami, Florida. 50 years ago, January 20 fell onContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Life As I Knew It in January of ’73”
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To a Lost Love, at Sunset (A Haiku)
Evening skies darken Last light glows with fire-red hues; My heart yearns for you.
Tempus Fugit: Remembering Mid-December, 1972: New School, New Girlfriend, and Apollo’s Last Hurrah
“December is the holdout month, all the others torn away.” ― Anne Gisleson, The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading With Christmas Day of 2022 only 12 days away – and New Year’s Eve 18 days in the future – and my move to Brandon looming on a date that is “TBA”Continue reading “Tempus Fugit: Remembering Mid-December, 1972: New School, New Girlfriend, and Apollo’s Last Hurrah”
Passion Revisited, Again (A Haiku)
Sunlight streaming through Partly drawn muslin curtains Falls softly upon you.
Silhouette: A Haiku
Your face in profile Bathed in the day’s wintry twilight Fills me with wonder
Passion Redux: A Haiku
Backlit by moonlight Your sultry eyes locked on mine Silk robe’s sash undone
Passion: A Haiku
Lively our hearts beat Bedsheets rumpled, all askew Your hair wild, untamed
Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T- 50 Years Later, Part the Third
As I stood there, Cheryl gave me a quick hug, then stepped back a few steps, her eyes fixed on me. Then, without a moment’s hesitation, Cheryl straightened up and unbuttoned her pink sweater. Even though it was cold and her blouse was made from the same material as my shirt, she doffed the sweater and held it out to me.
I must have shaken my head or made another gesture of protest because Cheryl looked at me sternly and handed me the sweater.
Knowing that I didn’t speak English fluently but intuiting that I understood body language, Cheryl mimicked someone putting on a sweater. She did this once, twice, and when she saw that I was reluctant to don the sweater – I didn’t want her to get cold, either – she did the Marcel Marceau bit one more time. “It’s cold, sweetie. Please, Alex, put it on,” Cheryl said.
I wanted nothing more in the world but to please her – and see her smile again – so I nodded in assent, took the sweater from her hands, and put it on, clumsily and with some effort because I was cold and nervous. It felt soft, warm, and smelled lightly like lilacs – not exactly a manly scent, to be sure – and it was the nicest thing that had happened to me at Coral Park since the beginning of the school year.
Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T. – 50 Years Later, Part the Second
Last Time, on Remembering Cheryl T….. “You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” ― John Green “There’s no love like the first.” ― Nicholas Sparks When I was nine years old and a third-grader at Coral Park Elementary School, I fell in love withContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Remembering Cheryl T. – 50 Years Later, Part the Second”
Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 13, 2022, or: Odds & Ends
Keep on Trekkin’ As I wrote in today’s first post for A Certain Point of View, Too, the U.S. Post Office came through and delivered my package with Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection, the new 15-disc (seven 4K UHD Blu-ray discs and eight 2K HD Blu-ray discs) box set that presents (forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 13, 2022, or: Odds & Ends”