Wednesday, September 29, 2010

by the light of the refrigerator door

in front of the open refrigerator, i caught her from behind,
gazing into its depths looking for lunch, & for a moment she
started, then settled into me, our hearts finding rhythm,
so i began to sing, something in response to something
she said, i can remember either, but none of that matters,
though i may have pickled some cucumbers with my voice,
but she didn't care, just smiling as i spun her around and
began dancing on the linoleum, in the spotlight of the still
open refrigerator door & when i forgot the words, i just made
them up so the moment would not stop...& then it did...
so we found lunch & she got back to work & i left for work,
but for those few moments...it was her & i...& we did not
have to plan it, or get a sitter, or get dressed up...or worry
that we would lose our 'green' status for wasting electricity...
we just were...together...& those small spontaneous moments
are what keep me breathing...small tastes of Your love.

written for Imperfect Prose

And if there was ever anything you thought you may want to know about me, Bonnie probably asked it, in the interview she did with me here. And if she did not, feel free to ask it in the comments over there and I will answer it.

110 comments:

Mighty M said...

Well done - love the "pickled cucumbers with your voice." :)

sweetmango said...

awww i LOVE those moments.
Beautiful B! (as usual)
have a great day
xxm

Becky said...

Oh how lovely.lol@pickled cucumbers with your voice.To funny.

Eva Gallant said...

You two seem to have such a beautiful, loving relationship!

Myrna R. said...

Happiness dwells in these short moments. Enjoy.

I will be reading your interview. How nice to know a celebrity.

Cindybrown said...

awwwww!!! WOW Brian!! that was REALLY good!!

CM said...

So lovely

and simple.

Perfect way to capture the moment!

Bonnie said...

T. is one lucky woman - the loving connections and the poetry to commemorate it!

Thanks for the link. Hope people come over to learn more about the poet, Brian.

Steven Anthony said...

simply wonderful ;)

Me said...

In my next life, I'm marrying a poet. :)

Cinner said...

Beautiful Brian, heres to many more spontaneous moments...I love that you are so in love. smiles.

she said...

great imperfect prose. Mine will be ready soon. I read your interview, too. Wondering about this writing crit group and if I could join. I love all the great comments but I am looking for constructive criticism, too. Thanks!

she said...

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Kathy's Klothesline said...

The love you share with your wife always brings a smile to my face!

otin said...

Very spontaneous! Did you just give us the PG version? lol

Betsy said...

spontaneous moments...ahh...that is so sweet. :)

Everyday Goddess said...

really beautiful!

do you pronounce evanescence, with the emphasis on the van or, the es?

lakeviewer said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Stay young like this, my friend. Life is good by the refrigerator light.

Nessa said...

I loved your interview.

It's the simple, spontaneous moments that have the greatest value.

Bev said...

that's great brian, i love those moments too...being spontaneous...it really is the small stuff, isn't it? i am loving that about my grandsons...
your interview was great, i enjoyed it!
go easy...

Magpie said...

It's those simple, precious moments that make the tapestry of our lives strong and true. I'm off to read the interview. :)

Nancy said...

Lovely. Glad you grasped the moment. Thanks so much for stopping by art-girl friend's blog. emily has opened the door to such a lovely community, hasn't she?

e said...

This must be the PG; You are such a romantic!

CherylK said...

This is a sweet post, Brian. Makes me smile. The interview was great, by the way...really enjoyed learning a little more about you!

Cloudia said...

that pickling voice, brilliant!





Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral

Ostriches Look Funny said...

just lovely.
Green status be darned! Dance and sing while you have the chance.

ds said...

Oh, how sweet--pickled cucumbers and all ;) a truly wonderful description of a rare and perfect moment. Thank you for sharing.

Jerry said...

If I planned on a refridgerator date with my wife it wouldn't be spontaneous, right? Hey, nice post.
I just read your interview by Bonnie and I was wondering what meme is and how did this word originate?

kkrige said...

You make me ache with your beautiful heart sometimes Brian. Can you really exist? Truly? Your Ms T is an amazingly lucky lady. You are both blessed to have found each other.

Nuff, I am going to see what good dirt Bonnie pulled out of you. :)

Bernie said...

I so loved and remembered these kind of moments. Am on my way over to read your interview....:-) Hugs

Sophia said...

You really suck, you know that?!?! Seriously. No, just kidding. Well, in some ways you suck. haha What beautiful romance between two people...so well written, too. Cherish her and NEVER let her or those moments go.

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

that is true happiness! and we waste a lot of time waiting for the right moment to share and enjoy... the right moment is when you want it to be! Love it!

gospelwriter said...

love the pickling voice :) - and the vignette is beautiful and very, very touching...

& those small spontaneous moments
are what keep me breathing


...yes, those, and also, reading pieces like this - thank you

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers & Artists said...

The perfect dance. Hope you took her to the ball at Willows

moon smiles

drybottomgirl said...

you captured the moment on this one. I often see my husband by "frig. light". He's just walking in the door from work, and I'm up for a bathroom visit in the middle of the night. He asks for a quick run down on the day...funny but that's a pretty special "light". I read your interview with Bonnie. I like reading Jodi Picoult too (sp) there is a sureal lightness to her writing...I have no questions for you but do thank you for being able to bring so many things that I would normally avoid through your writings. You have helped in my recovery and I look forward to seeing you grow and hon your skills in the blog posts to come. Blessings.....

joanny said...

LOVE those moments....sigh...

the little joys are your greatest joy, and you understand how to celebrate, lucky man (lucky wife)

Cheers,
Joanny

J said...

pickled cucumbers with your voice---BRILLIANT!

TALON said...

It's those moments that keep a marriage vibrant and alive...and take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

June_Butterfly said...

It's moments like these that makes one believe about forever.A simple moment of true love .Just beautiful!

Tracy said...

Now that's a lunch a girl could look forward to!

emily wierenga said...

i'm swooning :) how lovely. those moments are one in a million, and they make all the other moments worth living for. thanks so much brian. you bless me.

Jodi said...

What a lovely tribute to your marriage.

adeeyoyo said...

Aaah, Brian, it's those little spontaneous moments, that make a good marriage! You have such a way with words and paint such a wonderful picture.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
I really like this post...because it's very well-written and very descriptive too!
I can just imagine this scenario between you and your lovely wife too!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Zuzana said...

Beautifully romantic. So wonderful for me to read, particularly in this time in my life, to make me believe again...
Have a lovely day dear Brian,
xoxo

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Those moments of stolen intimacy and being daft are priceless.

Just Be Real said...

What a choice of words Brian. Great one! Blessings.

April said...

just so very lovely...the spontaneity of love remembered and recollected in the every day is worth more than a million planned moments.

KB said...

The title of your post reminded me of a scene from a Nightmare On Elm Street movie, which still has me checking behind the refrigerator door when I get up in the night for a glass of milk. Thanks for that image...NOT! Thankfully your story was not about said movie but an adorable scene. Phew! Loved it!

Shadow said...

that is a perfect moment in time...

Kati patrianoceu said...

What a well-painted picture of a moment! Thanks for opening up your heart to share something dear to your heart.

Susan Deborah said...

I love the light of the refrigerator door at nights. Makes me feel special with that glow only for me. I could extend the symbolism to the lovely couple: Just them by the light and happy!

Joy and more lovelier moments at unexpected times,
Susan

5thsister said...

very sweet and touching and I felt myself carried away by the moment as well (in a daydream reverie of my Mr. Sister...thank you for that!)

the walking man said...

Give it another twenty years or so and the refrigerator door will be closed before the dancing starts.

Lorraine said...

Such romance in your world Brian, and then you write it...wow

Valerie said...

A treasured moment, romantic and sweet, a moment no-one can ever remove.

Pauline said...

this perfect little moment made me smile...

ladyfi said...

What wonderful brief moments - this is indeed life!

JStar said...

Brian, this is one of the most beautiful things you have written. This is EXACTLY what I want...and hope to have one day...

Daniel said...

Simple and wonderful. Loved it.

sarah said...

light and easy...perfectly said. ☺

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely moment of stolen time!

AmyLK said...

This is beautiful! I miss those moments.

Gaston Studio said...

Oh you romantic boy, you! If you keep that type of romance in your life, you and your lovely wife will always "be".

Mama Zen said...

Ah, that's the real thing!

Maggie May said...

One of those precious moments!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

awww....LOVE...
you are so romantic...
Obviously so much more in love..
I am SO HAPPY for you!
well done, my friend.

I got to move my refrigerator now...it is at an awkward corner..hahahahaha...

hugs
shakira

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

sweet!!!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Great tribute (and interview). Spontaneous moments are what marriage (and life) is all about.

Carrie Burtt said...

Brian this is so sweet and beautiful...those kind of moments are what make life wonderful, and will keep you together for the rest of your lives! :-)

Slamdunk said...

Wonderful read Brian. I dare not sing near an open fridge as it offers the Mrs. to many weapons to pelt me with.

Misty said...

this is a lovely snapshot into your romance. i love that it was to the fridge door opened and i love that i'm not the only one who makes up lyrics i can't remember.

Pat said...

You're a real sweetheart, you know that? And NO, I'm NOT stalking you! LOL!

pink dogwood said...

This might be the most beautiful love poem I have read in a while - love it.

natalee said...

awww..... I just had impromtu coffe and dessert with hubby the other night... IT was amazing... I love this one....!!!!

Nancy said...

Those little spontaneous dances are the best.

Dianne said...

a hot moment in a cool spot... I wish we would never leave for the day without a warm farewell...

elizabeth said...

Every week at imperfect prose you inspire me to write! Thanks for your kind comments on my feeble efforts!
Elizabeth
http://www.justfollowingjesus.com

Jen Chandler said...

My husband and I always try to make time for the little moments. They are so important.

Lovely, as always :)
Jen

Claudia said...

brian this was just wonderful - such a special moment - no wonder you wanted it to endure - this would be a scene for a movie - love it - love it - love it!!!!

Graceful said...

So sweet and simple and beautiful, Brian.

slommler said...

Sexy and romantic! This moment shared was and is beautiful!
He comes home from a very stressful day at work and with a kiss on the lips, his day is much improved. Or so he says. Love is like that!
Hugs
SueAnn

Laura said...

One of those small blessings that are possible to receive every day! Beautiful.

Victoria said...

I really, really enjoyed that. Those wonderful moments that just happen...

lakeviewer said...

Brian, you talked about getting critical reviews and suggestions at a website. Can you share with those of us who can use critical suggestions to improve our efforts?

Becky said...

wow 5 inches of rain.Just think if it were snow,lol Nice I think.But just for the holidays LOL

Ryan and Melanie said...

what a beautiful post...and reminder! Thank God for those impromptu moments.

sheila said...

Awww, I just love those moments. Beautifully written.

Dorraine said...

The most enchanting moments are free. Just a dance, a song and cucumbers you pickled with your own voice. Quite charming!

Dulce said...

I love how you write about those moments in life...
this reminded me of W.Carlos Williams' poem >'This is Just To Say'

Cheryl said...

Sweetness and light. How special that you have each other.

william said...

you two are tighter than a rope mate, and I dont think that will ever change, refreshing and great post :)

Fragrant Liar said...

That was so nice, Brian. I absolutely love the sentimental romantic guy in you, and how you found that singular moment so special.

SY said...

This is so beautiful.. the kind of love we all want in this lifetime.. You 2 are very lucky to have eachother Congrats

deb said...

I so picture it... glad you and your wife are in love as well as married.

and i so picture it because it is completely something mine would do. :)

alex said...

never really experience those kinds of moments, What one moment in your life is your most rememberable???
):)(:(

alittlebitograce said...

both the poem and the moment are beautiful. :)

blueviolet said...

The everyday moments...love it!

tony said...

A Practical Spotlight!

California Girl said...

sweet stuff Bryan

Birdie said...

so beautiful Brian, yes, these spontaneous moments are the very best :-) thanks for sharing the moment of happiness with us.

Alice Audrey said...

I'm exactly the same way with my husband. Spontaneous is best.

Hilary said...

So.. I think you have to be the absolute most romantic man on the face of this planet.. and I suspect your wife would agree. Lovely. :)

Lori said...

I love this Brian! Wow! I too, live for the small spontaneous moments like this. So glad you 2 got this moment. :) Happy weekend to you and yours. XX

Unknown Mami said...

I really enjoyed this. A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were sitting in the waiting room before a doctor's appointment. We were stressed and worried. Then we started talking at it evolved into a joke and it was the best time I had all week.

Liza said...

This is a beautiful piece.

"those small spontaneous moments
are what keep me breathing"

Man, that is GREAT!!!

rain said...

so very very striking
do you just open your voice
and poetry falls out?

Stafford Ray said...

Hi Brian, read through your posts since my last visit and chose to leave my comment here where you have nailed the essence of where love is really made!

Syd said...

Those are the sweet moments of love and a life together.

The Retired One said...

Very romantic Brian...reminds me of when my husband and I took a dance class...by now we forgot all the smooth moves, but once in a while if a song is on the radio we will do a grand waltz to it. ha
Loved the interview...!
I am like the stalker today...am leaving you a bunch of comments because I have been very busy this summer and haven't read your blogposts...am trying to catch up with some today and am reading backwards through your posts and leaving comments. Hope it didn't freak you out. ha