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February 5th, 2008


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11:24 pm - A kiss in the sun
"I feel, when I kiss you, how recklessly my soul leans forward at my lips, as if to step across." - Plato, 4th Century BCE

My hand brushed her cheek lightly, yet firmly. I remember catching her somewhat off-guard, but not so much that anyone else would have noticed. My other hand was on her shoulder, drawing her closer and sliding back to encircle her.

There was something about that day in May, too. It was bright and warm, and both of us were far from our troubles. Not that we would have noticed, had they been closer: those troubles could not possibly have crossed our minds at that time.

I remember thinking, "I wonder if someone will see, if they might tell someone. I wonder if someone we know will spread the word." And then I remember thinking, "I don't care."

And then our lips touched, and I drew her in closer. Her new hat brushed my ear roughly, and I pulled her tighter. I felt a grin that rose from deep within me come to the surface, that burst out of me and broke the kiss, and I stood there looking into her eyes, grinning, and then laughing.

It wasn't our first kiss, and it would not be our last, but it was a kiss I will always remember. I was thinking about it as I drove home today, as I sometimes do. The thought is always out of the blue, always at an odd time.

But it is, and always will be, with me.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
Current Music: "Dreamsicle", -JB

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From:dubhlainn
Date:February 6th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
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Of course I have no idea who she is but I just wanted to write to say first, that was absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Second, I wanted to agree with how wonderful those "I don't care" moments are.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome. It was something that just sort of flowed :)

And yeah: those moments rock :)
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From:qorinda
Date:February 6th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
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*smile*
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From:romandruid
Date:February 6th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
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*raises eyebrow & smiles*

Thanks for sharing... both yourself and the Plato. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
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I picked up the Plato from a post featherynscale posted not too long ago. I really like it.

And I enjoy sharing :) I was top of my class in kindergarten.
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From:romandruid
Date:February 7th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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I was top of my class in kindergarten.

Ah, so you've always been tall, eh?
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 7th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
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I remember, in second grade, my doctor informing my mother, "He's not the shortest kid in class, is he?" This is, of course, before I understood statements like that. But that was the first clue I had that I was, perhaps, taller than average. And I attribute most of my height to that question, honestly.
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From:joyfulsanctuary
Date:February 6th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
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I needed very much to read something like this today - thank you for sharing! Feel free to share the like again .. anytime .. ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
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I think I may share some more in the future. I was thinking about writing a series of these. . .
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From:joyfulsanctuary
Date:February 6th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
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good way to keep us ladies swooning over your LJ ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Damn, you found me out!

I'm actually not sure how many I could type up. I think that I could only do it as the mood strikes me, really. Just. . . when that odd feeling of nostalgia comes up, sort of thing.

I also focus on the memory when it arrives, so I don't think about other instances. I know that other instances exist, but actually recalling them is difficult. But I think I know what I want to try next. . .
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From:daemonnoire
Date:February 6th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
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You know, it is really hard to NOT have a horrible crush on you when you write things like this.

This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for reading :)

As for the crush, well. . . how does one create an emoticon for "Aww, shucks?"
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From:daemonnoire
Date:February 6th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
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I dunno. I think saying "Aw shucks" does the job pretty well.
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From:duriyah
Date:February 6th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
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*smile*

Lovely.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
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It was :)
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From:erienc
Date:February 6th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Hmmmmm ... nice.
I love those moments of nostalgia in my own life. Many of my own haunt my thoughts me as of late too.
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Moments of memory and dreams of things that were (and are) so wonderfully special.

Good things, those.
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From:erienc
Date:February 6th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Something to keep always and in your heart
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
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That is, indeed, the best place for it, I think.
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From:tesinth
Date:February 6th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh sure, rub it in, all the action you're getting Mr. Chronarchy, while lonely little Tesinth goes home to an empty apartment every night and dreams of such things happening to him...

/kidding, well, not about the lonely part, or wishing part, but I'm not bitter, yet, give it a couple more years... :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:February 6th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
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This is old action, dude. You might have been getting action when this action occurred, though I don't really recall if this was BCE or CE (Before Cheeseburgers Eaten or Cheeseburgers Eaten).

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