The room was nostalgic as though he had been there before, perhaps in a different setting or even lifetime. It’s large, bright open space was welcoming and warm. The chandeliers hanging from the ceiling were glowing with iridescent lights. The magnificent columns with their golden intricacies at both ends were embedded into the walls around the room. They spoke of grandiose and lavish times, past, present and future. The fabulous gazebo that was placed in the middle of the room was surrounded by small round tables and chairs, some occupied some not. Inside the gazebo sat a grand piano where many renowned pianists had played. Majestically placed and carved into the ceiling above the gazebo was the most elaborate round skylight. The moonlight on this very eve shone through its decorative windows, lighting up a small, yet quaint area of this magnificent room, yet not to be outdone by the lighting of the chandeliers.
She sat down beside him at the small round table. He was so excited to have this time with her. As she spoke, his eyes were drawn to her long, silky hair as it rested beautifully on her shoulders. Her porcelain skin was glowing and smooth, like that from a brilliantly glazed vase. As they continued to exchange words, he couldn’t help but be pulled into the energy that radiated from her eyes. He was done. He was taken-in like no other force he had felt before. Everything within him changed. He was more at ease and began to relax more comfortably into his chair. He started to smile and laugh with a childlike excitement, or perhaps that of one who had just been reunited with their first love. The power of her gaze stirred so much inside of him. It felt as though she was looking right through him to his eternal soul, and him through hers. He wished this moment in place, space and time could stand still. As life goes on, that was not logically possible. However on a deeper, spiritual existence for him, it was. The emotions and memories from this moment would be, and at the same time – so eloquently and painfully etched into his soul forever.
To be continued…..