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Monday, February 27, 2006

For a Rainy Day...

What are you waiting for?” Startled by the deep voice and the way it cut through my thoughts, I was flung back into the present where I realized that I was not only cold, but wet. Without lifting my eyes toward my inquirer, I contemplated the question. I didn’t know what I was waiting for, I hadn’t thought about it. All I knew was how important waiting was.

Did you hear me?” probed the same booming voice. Did he think I was deaf? He was standing close enough for me to feel the warmth radiating from his body. I would have to be deaf not to hear him. I just didn’t know what to say.

“Huh? Oh, yeah. I just um…I don’t know.” It was a lame response, but it was true.

You don’t know what you’re waiting for?” I sat without answering, without looking up. I had been sitting in the same position since dawn and wasn’t leaving until I figured out what I was waiting for and why it was so important. I woke up this way; with a sense of urgency that I had to come here and when I got here I realized I didn’t know why. So I sat; all day, in the same position, on the same bench. And now here I was, illuminated by the flickering street light with some guy standing over me and intruding upon my private thoughts.

Well, do you mind if I sit with you?” This time I looked up. I quickly assessed that while the man was twice my size and covered with tattoos, his demeanor was not at all threatening. In fact, his eyes were gentle and kind. Or maybe just tired, it was hard to tell. Anyway, I figured he had just as much right as anyone else to occupy the other side of the bench, so I nodded.

What’s your name?” he asked as he sat, a little too close for my liking. Clearly I was not going to be left to bask in the solitude of my own thoughts.

“Nicole.” I lied. It was the first thing that came to mind.

8 Comments:

Blogger aunt kim said...

Given the circumstance I think I would have lied too! :)

7:06 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

and so have you come to any conclusions? what are you waiting for?

9:15 AM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

Where were you? lol I think you're crazy. ;)

10:48 AM  
Blogger mrsskeels said...

Okay, I give up. Are you just being an incredible writer and have finally decided to embark on your first novel of which you are giving us the first tease, or did this really happen? If it really happened...we need to talk.
I love you....

2:23 PM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

I don’t even know what to say. I had to laugh when I read your responses. NO, this did not really happen. Allow me a moment to clarify. I wrote this bit ‘for a rainy day.’ I made it up, but I see now how it could easily lead one to believe that I am a deranged psycho who would sit on a bench in the rain all day, waiting for nothing in particular. ::smiles:: Next time I embark on a writing tangent, I’ll give warning, or at least a preface.

5:00 PM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

P.S. Thanks for reading...and for your responses. I sense genuine concern and for that I am grateful...It means you care!

5:02 PM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

Lol...thats funny Aimee, Uncle Aaron and I both believed it! You are an amazing writer :)

6:32 PM  
Blogger Simply Me said...

ditto to what everyone else said. I have no idea where you acquired such a gift for writing!
Blessings,
Grandma Um

4:08 PM  

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