This is one of my nephews who was home over the Christmas holidays.
He is one of the nicest young men I have ever known.
Years ago I figured skated, oh I think I got my first 3 badges.
I would love to be out on that ice with him,
His girlfriend took this picture of him.
Last night when I got my camera back
this is what I thought.
The cold was breathtaking,
The warmth of the breath billowing in the air,
mixing with the fog and minus 25 weather.
The blue moon providing light from overhead,
casting shadows this way and that.
The sound from the blade of the skates cutting into the ices surface.
Swoosh from one leg and then the other,
The speed becoming faster and faster,
exhilerating, beckoning, freedom.
And then the skates were together and he slid towards me
and came to a glaring stop scoring the surface of the ice,
The powder from the ice lay dormant on the front legs of my jeans.
He was laughing, said come on Auntie, you can hold onto a chair!
We will make sure you don't fall.
And with that he was once more around the pond.
I struggled to see him through the fog,
I could hear his laughter and feel his excitement as he skated round.
The quiet of the night mixed with laughter, the sight of lovers,
A wave to a stranger, Someone drinking hot chocolate slowly feeling some ease from the cold.
I imagined myself twirling in my little yellow skaters outfit,
And for a moment I was there,
Until my phone rang,
I smiled, I set the picture down.
and I said Hello,
I could feel the warmth of my fire,
the comfort of my home,
Soon the conversation was over.
I looked again back at at the photo!
For a moment I was there and that had been enough!
Maybe someday again!
Perhaps when I feel more steady on my feet!
I put the photo on my mantel!
There will be many more photos,
Some with and without me.
And I smiled.
Just a reminder about my giveaway, entries are until this coming Sunday. You must be a follower.
Please see yesterdays post for a look see at details and some of the items.
Embrace your day, May it be filled with love.