Monday, April 6, 2009

And Then Just Like That, 22 Years Vanished

As I turned to look into our dining room, I saw him sitting there. The radio on. Like a little old man he listened.

Slightly hunched over, his pen went to work, scribbling stats and scores. I laughed as I looked and I saw what he would be in 30 years.

Then? Then he tipped the bill of his hat back and scratched the top of his head in that way. That way that makes my heart melt. The way that is only second to the move where he rubs his eyes when he's tired.

In that moment, 22 years shed away and my heart nearly split in two as I saw him as a little boy. A little boy listening to baseball. A little boy writing down swings and hits. A little boy doing what he loved.

And then he picked up his beer and took a drink and I was propelled back to the here and now.

With that? I turned back to my zombie movie and my own beer.

Time travel wreaks havoc on my heart.

9 comments:

Dirty Pirate Hooker said...

Such a fine line between boy and man, eh?

for a different kind of girl said...

I think I solidly love you both with this post. Beautifully captured moment.

for a different kind of girl said...

I think I solidly love you both with this post. Beautifully captured moment.

IB said...

Very nicely written. You manage to cover a lot of time and a lot of emotion in just a few well-crafted lines.

Rassles said...

I'm so proud of you.

Miss Yvonne said...

Awwwwwwww!

that is all.

Mongoliangirl said...

Sweet x 1gazillion = this post

prayingtodarwin said...

Egads, that was beautiful.

Captain Steve said...

Boys can be fuckin' adorable like that, can't they.