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Long ago

vijaykumar's picture
on January 12, 2007 - 12:13am

In a distant memory she sees herself standing by the stone cottage, trying to keep warm from the mist of the cold snow. She can see the sadness in her eyes as she watches and searches for something. But it was too long ago, the memory is fading and she can't be sure of the loss she sees in those eyes.

In her present life she has always felt a deep sadness when the days of summer turn to autumn and the air turns cold. It's the sadness of a deep loss. She often finds herself standing, gazing out the window, or standing in the late afternoon looking for something. A long ago memory, that she only glimpses, as if it were a dream. As the years pass, the mist of this distant memory clears and she cries.

They loved each other deeply long ago. So very long ago, in a dark time. A time that took him away to defend. Now she understands her sadness and loss. He never came back. And she still feels that day when she watched and searched for a love that did not return. Maybe one day, when she's not looking, she'll find him standing there, in another time and another love.

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