Just Yesterday (16th Anniversary for my Husband)
Just yesterday, I heard a song on the radio
That transported me instantly back to the past;
Back to a safe, warm place when I was very young and secure,
Safely nestled in my parents home, knowing they were only a few feet away.
Back to a time in my childhood when fantasies were visions yet to unfold;
Memories of a child who still had yet, to unlock the mysteries of life
Time to daydream and while away the hours, creating imaginary futures
Of what my life would someday become.
As I closed my eyes, I could picture the images and thoughts of my youth.
Flooding back, came the hopes and dreams I had devised for myself;
The fanciful realities I would weave from pure imagination
That could only come from the innocent and pure emotions of a child.
Swirling then to the forefront of my remembrance, came an image of a man.
This was not any man, for he was my fantasy.
He was the one I conjured up from a youthful mind
In sweet anticipation of what someday, might be.
In my daydreams, his face always remained hazy, and details of his fine features eluded me;
Try as I might, I could never get him to turn fully and face me,
And he remained somehow in slight shadow ... mysteriously elusive in my dreams.
And yet, he was my surrealistic reality nonetheless.
His handsome features, though hazy, were a mixture of a childs idols
That encompassed movie stars, heroes and my dear loving father.
His qualities were of tenderness, passion and heroism;
Strong and compassionate; warm and giving.
My childlike imagination played out the fantasies of all young girls;
From that moment our eyes would first meet across a crowded room,
To the stolen, knowing glances and first dance,
To the moment he would take me in his arms
For our first enchanted kiss while the rest of the world
Would fade away into nothingness as he wrapped me in his warm embrace.
And always in my dreams, he remained my knight in shining armor;
My confidant, my best friend, my love of my life
Where never in fantasies would desire wane or love decline
Where always our hearts would grow closer together
As we grew yet older through time to eternity.
And strangely, as the song on the radio ended, and transported me
Quickly back to reality
back to today
Out of the shadows of childhood desires and fantasies
I quietly sighed, and a warm and soothing glow washed over me.
For though I was so young when I first dreamed of what would be
Whom I would someday meet, and share my life with ...
Never was I more sure than I am today,
That the face and features that eluded me so, as I strained to see the man in my dreams
Was the face and features of the man next to me still, as I rolled out of the hazy fog of memories.
For you, my love, are the reality of my dreams;
The man of my fantasies;
My knight in shining armor who swept me off my feet;
The man who still dissolves and fades the outside world to nothingness as you
Wrap me in your warm embrace even today.
Thank you for meeting my eyes across that crowded room;
For becoming a part of my reality and life;
For making my dreams and fantasies come true;
And for proving to be the features and qualities of the man that was promised to me in my dreams.
I love you.
[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 05-07-2000).]