and peanuts," I muttered as I walked down the street. If this isn't a dream, then
I've got to be crazy!" And then I happened to glance across the street.
Sitting on a porch step sat the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. She was
looking at me as the last rays of sunlight all seemed to flow down around her
like a blanket of warm golden feathers.
Our eyes met, and I could not look away. As I stared into her eyes of brilliant
blue, I saw flashes of the two of us, somewhere far away. Somewhere where we were
always together. Somewhere where we both knew who we were and what we wanted and
we were a part of one another and nothing else mattered. I saw us laughing and
singing and living. And all the world around us was living in peace, too.
I blinked and noticed she had risen from the porch and had walked to the curb.
We stood across the street facing each other and I had this urge to run to her.
I could almost see us running in slow motion through a field of flowers, laughing
and laughing as we met and fell in the soft grass, wrapped in an endless embrace.
I stepped off the curb, and a car whizzed by, just inches from my foot. Another
and another streamed past. I jumped back onto the curb and noticed she had done
the same thing.
The cars sped by faster and faster.
I could see the fear in her eyes, and I wanted to hold her, and tell her everything
would be all right.
But the cars kept going quicker and faster, and they roared deeper and louder
until they were a blur of light, and the noise a dull distant hum. The blur of
cars seemed like a glass wall that separated us.
I pressed my face up against the wall and she did the same on the other side.
She stared at me with lost eyes that mirrored my own.
Her lips moved, but I couldn't hear what she said over the humming roar. Was she
reciting half of some secret password, waiting for me to utter the other half,
which would break the spell and bring us together forever?
pirlu..." I tried, straining to remember the cryptic note.
She answered something. "Resh kavawn?" I offered as the words blazed assuredly
in my mind. Nothing happened.
pirlu resh kavawn..." I cried, again and again. Nothing. But with an emptiness
so deep that it made me feel that I did indeed hold a secret password, but for
another story that was not my own.
I tried. Nothing happened.
Peace Prevail On Earth?" I pleaded, hoping that maybe this longing wish I had
once heard uttered might somehow bring down the wall that kept us apart.
And I could think of nothing more to try.
is your name?" I mouthed in silent words with tears of hopelessness filling my
She didn't answer. I tried again, this time making sure I enunciated each twist
of my mouth.
knew that she understood. But I wasn't sure what she was saying. "Cassandra?"
lips moved again. I had no idea what she was trying to say. "I love you!" I screamed
in frustration, but I could not hear my own voice.
love you, too," she sighed unmistakably, and tears ran down her cheeks.
pressed my hand against the glass wall to pound it down, and fell into the whizzing
colors, flowing in the blur. Faster and faster I went, and blinding colors whirled
around my head. Louder and louder the colors danced and raced until I thought
my mind would burst. And then, just as suddenly as it had all started, everything
was silent, and I was sitting in the middle of the street. Alone and in the dark.
Life & Dreams
Chapter 16- MP3 song demo by Lyndon DeRobertis)