July 08, 2003

Perchance to Dream...

I had a dream last night.

I was walking down the street when I turned the corner and noticed a chalk outline of a man and a woman on the sidewalk. (There was also an outline of a donut - one of them must have been a cop.) My eye was drawn to the silhouette of their outstretched hands. I wondered if they reached out to each other in their final moments or perhaps they were letting go. I couldn't tell. As I regarded the sad, dusty scene a summer breeze embraced me. I could see the outlines had already begun to fade in the dry wind. When the first gentle rain came it would wash away any remaining trace of the hapless lovers. I wished the couple that was no more well, and hoped the rain would also wash away any bitterness or regrets so only the memory of the love they felt remained. I looked up at the sky and noticed it seemed more beautiful than before - unchanged but yet transformed. I didn't want to leave this silent memorial to a love lost, but I realized that there was nothing I could do. So I began to walk - taking my first steps into the unknown.

Posted by thom at July 8, 2003 02:37 PM
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