Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Love Triangles

Take a triangle, sit it strong on its base, tall & erect. This is man.

Now spin it, standing graceful on point, open & inviting. This is woman.

Shapes & symbols, arranged on a coffee table, finding those that fit together to create a larger picture. Each one independent, yet more when together, creating intimacy.

Slide them point to point and you have an hourglass, sands pouring one to another, because time is essential.

Time & intimacy move them base to base, forming diamonds, hard enough to cut through any cheap imitation glass.

None of this happens just placing shapes together, arranging them in infinite possibility, hoping they fit. No, then you get a mess, when there is no one to choreograph their dance.

We are more than just shapes on the table.

We sit in the living room, the scent of our bed still fresh in our mussed hair, drinking coffee, hot & black. You were reading, but when I look over the screen of my laptop, I catch you looking at me. The compulsion to kiss you is overwhelming. You can see this in my glance and move to the couch, where we talk about trivial things, and maybe even triangles.

This is a Theme Thursday post.

(Not the love triangles you were expecting, eh? Nah, one is more than enough for me.)

102 comments:

Bonnie said...

He & She & Love = Perfect Triangulation!

Meeko Fabulous said...

As always, perfect imagery! :)

Steven Anthony said...

I will forever look at triangles differently now ;)

Heartspell said...

If you place the point of the triangle at the bottom and bend the center of the now upside-down base downward, curving the outer angles, you no longer need two triangles... Heartspell

Eva Gallant said...

You always surprise and amuse.

Brian Miller said...

eva, i was going to say soething witty like, i sometimes even amuse myself, but that seems terribly inappropriate in this context...

5thsister said...

and one on top of the other can make you "see stars"!

natalee said...

Triangles......I love it!!!!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Wow, the imagery and symbolism perfectly communicate, to me anyways, the puzzle of love...now I'm off to try rearranging my triangles.

Tracy said...

I knew you would come up with something really good! :-)

Daniel said...

Love the imagery and meter of this post. Two thumbs up my friend.

Susan Deborah said...

My my you would make a brilliant Math teacher, not like the one I used to have while at school. Nice and original. A content smile :)

Joy and passion always to you,
Susan

TechnoBabe said...

It is delightful to see that whatever the subject or the symbol your love brings forth new creative writing that gives the readers a glimpse into your family.

Sam Liu said...

I loved the simile and metaphor, Brian, they were so brilliantly clever and illustrated wonderfully. You can draw upon such human and identifiable emotion, your posts are always a joy to read :)

McGillicutty said...

lovely, complicated and lovely.

She Writes said...

Brian, this was great! Very nice analogy of shapes and relationships.

TALON said...

You know, I would have enjoyed geometry much more with lessons like these!

That was great. Amazing how much you can get from a shape.

Caty said...

Great use of triangles and symbolism. It's so nice to see how much you love your wife and family :) Nice piece!

Betsy said...

you two are too cute!

Cloudia said...

nice 'tri'



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Mama Zen said...

This is incredibly romantic!

Baino said...

Definitey not the love triangle I ws expecting

william said...

you aint no square mate, cool post :)

Okie said...

Great imagery. I love this concept. Nicely done.

artist60164 said...

Another beautifully written piece.

Birdie said...

I so agree with Talon, I would have enjoyed the geometry much better this way ... lol. BB=brilliant Brian :-)

blueviolet said...

I liked how you fit the shapes together. Very cool images there. But next time your wife comes over to the couch with you, stop talking triangles and just make out. ;)

Mrsupole said...

I could totally see you peeking over the top of your laptop, very cool thing to do.

Glad you two had a nice conversation together because that is so important for the start of a great new day.

Happy TT or is it TW.

God bless.

kkrige said...

Great play on shapes Brian. I definitely thought that a different theme was going to emerge. I am quite happy with your triangle though. Beautiful.

Joanna Jenkins said...

That's my kind of triangle!

What I would like to know is how you are going to select your favorites to publish in a book.... because they are all so fabulous.

I really love this one.
jj

Everyday Goddess said...

beautiful, brian!

Mighty M said...

Yes, these triangles are perfect!!

lakeviewer said...

Only you can make triangles get up and dance with each other, a beautiful image to behold.

otin said...

Lmao at BV!! I agree, too much geometry, how about Chemistry and Biology! LOL

Brian Miller said...

didn't you read it takes time...time for each class...this was math...then we can get to science...through in a language or two, maybe french...(just shaking my head at this point, lol.)

this was a beast of a theme....

Luisa Doraz said...

A lesson in geometry. :)

AngelMay said...

Ahh... to speak of cabbages and kings - and maybe even triangles. True love.

Dianne said...

well said, I wish I could have pieced the puzzles of my boys' on their campout as elegantly.

The Retired One said...

Ahhhh yes...geometry class would have been a HECK more interesting had they explained the angles like THIS. ha

Me said...

This post ranks up there as one of my favourites of yours, absolutely.

Gorgeous pictures with your words, Brian.
-C

Susan said...

I loved this logic. Shapes- Man and Woman-Love and Intimacy. What a novel idea!

PattiKen said...

The geometry of attraction and commitment. Holy smokes, you are good!

Ronda Laveen said...

The power in the sacred geometry of the triangle os huge. Yea, pyramid power.

JeffScape said...

This is awesome. "Metaphoric prose" at its finest, yo.

marina said...

how wonderful!

Jaime said...

not the kind of love triangle i expected... though mine is a different kind of love triangle too.

Bernie said...

You are unbelievable my friend, who would of thought of this, love it......:-0 Hugs

Magpie said...

I like your "angle" on this theme...
"None of this happens just placing shapes together..." Wonderful.

moondustwriter said...

Brian your writing just gets better
imagery wonderful- I loved the fact that your mind had to conceptualize the beautiful word pictures

sails unfurled

C.M. Jackson said...

lovely and a reminder as to what is important-happy tt!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Nice Brian. I like the infinity symbol.

Ed Pilolla said...

lots of fun. i especially like 'hoping they fit.' great imagery.

Kaylen said...

This is so beautiful, as all your posts are!
Clearly your wife is back in town, eh? :)

anthonynorth said...

That was a great treatment. Imaginative.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

ah love....

Zuzana said...

Wow, this was incredible! Such a poignant explanation of love and the way we fit into it...
I particularly like the first four lines.
At first I though your title hinted at a completely different love triangle all together, but I was not disappointed.;)
xoxo

Pam said...

How lovely! A joy to read.

tony said...

Brian.you make 3 Good Points here!

Goofball said...

it reminds me of a birth announcement card I once got.

2 forms....getting closer....slightly overlapping... and then the overlap as a 3rd object next to them.

Definately not a cheesy overly, so often repeated romantic birth card :p

Alan Burnett said...

Lovely piece Brian : full of thoughtful questions and possible answers.

Just Be Real said...

So true life is more than shapes. Only God can mold us perfectly. Great one Brian. Blessings.

slommler said...

Such a beautiful and intimate moment. Just like you share...a dance!! Loved it!
Hugs
SueAnn

Anonymous said...

a clever piece of writing, with some "sex organes " undertones I guess at the beginning.well done Brian , you'(re great .wordwand

Lorraine said...

How I love the way you play with words...

Vicki Lane said...

Oh my! What excellent images!

Cheryl said...

There's a wow-factor involved in visiting you. I love how you framed this right from the start.

Paul C said...

Really like the triangles forming a perfect diamond. Well done.

tori said...

you definately have a way of looking at things! I think I'll go climb back into bed with my hubby!

Jessie said...

pure sweet enjoyment. i'm loving the perspective...
may you have years upons years of happy triangulation!

smiles,

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wow! I've never looked at a triangle that way.

ModernMom said...

I love that you took Love Triangles to a completly Different place!

Goofball said...

ha just saw your comment about different classes aplied such as different languages later on....I can always interpret some stuff into French or Dutch if you would like :D

Kulio said...

Oh I love this!!!!

buffalodick said...

I always like Geometry better than Algebra!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet, and with the trademark Brian twist! What's Theme Thursday?
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Impossible said...

he & she is rather sumthng better but when it comes to reality it not always the same ...... each of one should occupy the base

Monkey Man said...

Now that's the right kind of love triangle.

drybottomgirl said...

I love the imagery in this...that the woman is a graceful point. That they are stonger together...I am on the same wavelength with you today, except you tell it so much better than I can...You can always see how much you love your wife in your writing I hope some "other" people can see this too.....

Tina said...

Awesome metaphor. And I love the personal bit about sitting on the couch. Real and wonderful. Makes me want to call The Engineer to say I love you.

Dorraine said...

How to make triangles tender, by Brian. :-)

signedbkm.com said...

love where you went with the whole bermuda triangle thing....amazing....bkm

Bossy Betty said...

You are going to make me love geometry if you don't watch out.

Gladys said...

What a wonderful take on triangles.

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my god I loved that! I like your idea of love triangles much better!

Luke Prater said...

Hi Brian... loved the triangle piece... cheers for the visit... and check this out, see if it interests you - a poetry circle where we give and receive constructive crit proper (not just those ego-strokes!) on each others' work. We grow fast as writers in an environment like that.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107480952604804

catch you around mate

Luke

RA said...

Witty, with plenty of food for thought! Great TT! :)

Marla said...

Beautifully written, Brian. A pleasure to read, as always.

Syd said...

Beautifully written. I agree that one is enough for me as well.

pravin nair said...

that was freaking sexy brian :-)

great piece..the 'triangulation' of beauty,fine sensibility and consistency always comes out in your work..

thoroughly enjoyed it!

island of peace said...

good one :)

Raven said...

Yes, I was expecting a different kind of love triangle, but I like what you wrote better. It is beautiful.

Coco said...

Forever Newlyweds, I see...
God bless!

An Open Heart said...

beautiful as always.

S

LadyFi said...

Perfect and romantic! What bliss.

soundoffreedom said...

How romantic..I think you have shaped these words perfectly!

Grandmother said...

Married love- lovely! Thanks.

Menina said...

Beautiful, and reminds me very much of something but I can't place it. Perhaps pagan with the representation of triangle in masculine and feminine form. Nice story as always!

secret agent woman said...

Overlapped, you get a star.

But of course, there are also lovely pairings even with triangles oriented in the same direction. :)

Pat said...

When I read one of your posts, it's like sitting back and watching a show. *applauding*

AmyLK said...

Sweet way for a love triangle!

Iva said...

fabulous job!

jake said...

I like triangles for people more than pear-shapes. Too bad most people are a little rounder :) Great piece, sir!