Wednesday, August 5, 2009

ThemeThursday: Kiss

The hurricane came and went, leaving a stillness in the air, eerie after the fury of a night without sleep. Roads deserted, covered in mud, the power lines and trees creating a maze for my red truck to weave. Some houses, missing roofs or walls, still teem with life in huddled masses waiting for the world to end. Arriving with barrels of fresh water, faces peel in smiles at small hope on their doorstep. Surveying their lives scattered across their neighbors yards, they know their lives will never be the same.

Love is like a hurricane.

Dirty blond and freckled, grace dances through my door with eyes as deep and blue as the ocean. Shimmering snow, like so many jewels, chases her in pale comparison, lights dimming at the gleam in her smile. Everything I had ever known, changes in this moment.

That girl who just walked through the door, I am going to marry her.

Word blunder from my mouth, tripping on their own feet to reach her ears. Hours become minutes, as the rest of the humanity blurs around this small space in between us. White and pure, a blanket wraps all that surrounds us, unnoticed as our lips meet for the first time. Watching her walk into the night, the hurricane inside leaves nothing in its wake, and I know my life will never be the same.

Love will mess you up.

Embraced in it's full on lip lock, our intoxication leads us through doors we never thought we'd open. Stripped of our securities, we lay bear for our beloved to do as they please...in hopes it is love. Without it, the desperate loneliness creeps in, making our bones ache to feel once more the sweet burning kiss of love. Knowing full well of the dangerous winds and lashing rain, we crave to stand in the full fury of it's storm, knowing our lives will never be the same.

Because life is to love and be loved, all wrapped up in a sloppy wet kiss.

53 comments:

Micaela said...

Brian,

You are too sweet. That's adorable-losing your breath when she came through the door. I love it. Maybe I should make a post devoted to the people who commented on my post, writing about how they felt at their wedding, how they envision they will feel, what their dream wedding will look like, what their wedding was like, with pictures too! What do you think? I'm just saying that because the people who commented so far seemed to have a lot to say and I think it would be really sweet to devote a post to the married and to be married!

Which brings me to my next point, do you have any pictures? Or a video of your wedding you would really like to share? I'd love to see it anyway, even if I don't do that post I was talking about. Anyway, if you do, please comment on the post again, so that I can comment back on yours, telling you my blog email.

WOW! Sorry for that ridiculously long comment!

Hope all is well,
Micaela

Cinnamon said...

Ah that's beautiful Brian. I hope she's reading right now. Lucky both of you to inspire each other and to express your love so beautifully.

Fer*Cambe said...

I'm so impressed if that's actually your love story Brian, that's just amazing. Hours do seem to last minutes when you're in love huh?

Thanks for the heads up on the page load speed, I think maybe there's too much weirdness in there.. Anyways, amazing Brian, great stuff!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Brian:)

Creative writing at its best.

We are born out of love, seek love all through our lives, hold on to it desperately when we get it and sometimes break it through our carelessness and then pine for it.

When I saw you, I was afraid of meeting you.
When I met you, I was afraid of kissing you.
When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you.
Now that I love you, I'm afraid of losing you.

I enjoyed reading your beautiful exposition on love and kiss.

Have a nice day Brian,
Joseph:)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Does your wife look over your shoulder reading while you write or are these beautiful love poems surprises for her when she least expects it?

Beautiful, as always.

Brian Miller said...

@micaela- enjoyed the post. i know we have pics around and maybe a vid...will get back to you. i think it would be a pretty cool post.

@Cinnamon - went a littleover board on the love posts this week. lol. being apartfor the week brings it out in me i guess. shes just a great woman, which balances out the relationship...smiles.

@fer*cambe - it is. never in a million years was i thinking it at the time but when i saw her it was literally love at first sight. the frat brother next to me didn't believe it either. she came to the party with one ofmy best friends...yep, still talk to him and one day he'll forgive me. smiles.

@joseph -great words as always. love rocks our world, but we chase it...because ultimately love changes the world...

@joanna - with a whip and makes me write these silly things...lol. shes been away all week and i don't think they have invented internet in her home town, so it will be a nice surprise when she gets back. considr it my sticky notes back to her...smiles.

Wings said...

Very nice, Brian. Always good to keep feeling those feelings as the years drift away. :)

otin said...

Jeeesh! Women say that good men are hard to find, your wife found one, it seems! Nice, and emotional tribute!

Pastor Sharon said...

One tear rolls down my face as I remember this "hurricane" hitting me when I fell in love. The way you put the entire moment into words is breath-taking! That was a beautiful tribute to your wife and a lovely sonet to love!

Daniel said...

Nice blog today. Look forward to living a bit vicariously through your story and hopes and dreams and love. Ciao.

willow said...

Batton down the hatches!! :^)

Brian Miller said...

@wings - it works like wine, only gets stronger with age...as long as it does not turn to vinegar.

@otin - lol. careful one might catch you...

@pastor sharon - smiles. hopefully the hurricanes still a blowing...

@daniel - smiles. live on...

@willow - oh yeah...she'll be back tomorrow night...

Jaime said...

aww... very sweet. i knew i would be with hubby the minute i saw him too.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

loverly (as always).... do you know michelle shocked song 'love is like a train' - popped into my head when your write love is like a hurricane...train, hurricane - hey - whatever it is, it sure does blow one AWAY!!!

JeffScape said...

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Yep. Think this one speaks for itself. Hurricanes abound.

Dakota Bear said...

That is touching. Wow!

What a blessed woman your wife is to have such a loving and romantic husband.

Kathleen said...

Danger, Will Robinson!

R.J. Edwards said...

Very sweet!
You're wife is a very lucky woman.

Megan said...

Oh boy, oh boy!

Enjoy your family reunion tomorrow. As if you won't...

:)

JOHN said...

Wow,
Ok im really mnissing out on that hurricane.Very descriptive and well written
Bro John

Ronda Laveen said...

"...in hopes it is love. Without it, the desperate loneliness creeps in, making our bones ache to feel once more the sweet burning kiss of love. Knowing full well of the dangerous winds and lashing rain, we crave to stand in the full fury of it's storm, knowing our lives will never be the same."

Willing to risk it all, yes, we take that sweet kiss into us and hope its aim is straight and true. Of course, sometimes it is and somtimes it isn't.

Lovely TT.

Kay said...

one more time, give me just one more.... craving the distruction of your path... beautiful.

Marianna said...

Ohhh that was the sweetest TT post ever! Great work Brian...once again :)

xoxo

Baino said...

You should ask her to comment Brian because I think she is a very lucky woman and you my friend are a pretty wonderful man. My dad always said when he first met his pretty nurse whilst visiting his mother in hospital "I knew as soon as I saw her . ." and he did. I'm going to have to stagger these I think. Getting teary and I've only been to you and Otin so far!

Cindybrown said...

You are another one who needs to publish a book:)

subtorp77 said...

"word blunder from my mouth, tripping on their own feet to reach her ears"--at least you got the words out, yes? Not tongue-tied like me-LOL! Nice work and theme take, Brian :)

California Girl said...

that's terrific imagery Brian. another post that draws me in.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Beautiful post, Brian. This particular theme is one I've been thinking about - not the "Kiss" ThemeThursday theme, but love in general - romantic, married love, in particular. How we all are with the word, "forever".

Again, great post.

Candie Bracci said...

You couldn't go wrong with that theme!I knew it!Many love and kisses to you!!She's lucky!

Betsy said...

This was wonderful! Your wife sounds lovely!

VE said...

Excellent. I know about hurricanes too. I've been in two of the top 15 biggest ever recorded.

Jill said...

Sweet love story...the "love will mess you up" part is true but SO WORTH the risk!

Alan Burnett said...

Great post Brian. You do some lovely things with words.

Anonymous said...

You old romantic.

Debo Hobo said...

Love can mess you up sometimes, but we keep coming back for more.

a Sloppy wet kiss that is a very very good analogy.

liza said...

When they're gone the kisses are that much sweeter upon return. Happy homecoming. I'll be around for the second rounds of interviews. Would love to bump into you guys for a bit.

Calico Kate said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have enjoyed reading yours.
CKx

Believing Woman said...

Wow...just wow!! Thanks for dropping by my blog and taking the time to comment.

Leah said...

I'm always touched by the spiritual aspect of your beautiful musings on your wife and children--it seems to be always there, behind your words.

Lorraine said...

Well I'm breathless from this version of Kiss..what words you weave Brian :)

Rita said...

What a great story. You had me almost in tears. That is the highest praise a woman can give.

Brian, thanks for the lovely comment on my kissing post. Despite all the spelling and grammar mistakes. I must admit I was quite embarrassed when I signed on today an reread what I had written. I did something I should never do, which is write something when I am just too tired to think.

I have fixed all my mistakes now, and thanks once again for the visit.

J A Harnett-Hargrove said...

...the whole catastrophe... -Jayne

Colette Amelia said...

Zow! are you still away from home? That is a lot of passion building up I would say!

Have you ever or would you ever consider writing trashy romances? You could give old Bertrice Small a run for her money!

books,coffee,etc.... said...

Hi! Brian,

1."Love is like a hurricane.

2.That girl who just walked through the door, I am going to marry her.

3.Love will mess you up.

4.Because life is to love and be loved, all wrapped up in a sloppy wet kiss."


Wow!...these four sentences combined read like a poem.
I must admit that (sentence "stanza") number 3
made me chuckle...Thanks, for sharing!Very nice TT post!

Take care!
DeeDee ;-D

Sarah Lulu said...

Oh that was so so lovely.

I feel quite inspired!

I can only hope that love and kisses will find me again soon.

Kris said...

We need Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris's cover of Love Hurts on the hi-fi, stat!

Bobbie said...

Wonderful writing, Brian! I enjoyed reading this!

The Retired One said...

You had me at the first description of how you felt about her.........
I sure hope you are gathering these together to be published someday?
Seriously.

virginia bed and breakfast said...

Sweet love story Excellent, Brian well written I think you’re wife is a very lucky woman in the world because you’re lucky. Really Kiss that is a very very good parallel.

Thanks,

Regards,

Ben said...

I love your writing. I hope you write a book someday. And I love the fact that genuine love messes you up. I completely agree. Your story is really inspiring. I especially like your descriptions of her.

Dreamhaven said...

Once upon a snowflake
That kissed them both
As they shared
Love's first kiss.

Wonderful post

Dot-Com said...

Now that was really beautiful! Romantic to the fullest. Just how it should be :-)

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