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Echoes of the Night

Updated on March 16, 2014

Bill,

I wake some mornings knowing you were with me during the night but knowing in truth it was all part of a dream, a dream we began years ago. That dream now lives in the mist of the time between the night and the dawn. Just when the fog is lifting comes the time for parting again. I'm glad for what we had. There should have been more embracing, but time was racing onward and we were unable to catch more time. In the mist of a dream I can relive over and over the memories that make me smile because there was a part of us that no one but us saw and felt. That is the secret that lives still in my heart. And, I know you will return and through the fog take my hand once more and lead me back onto the dance floor we once shared and we will glide across the floor to the music you taught me to love. My dream ends with the ballroom always clouded around the perimeter revealing only shadows of other dancers moving around in a circle. A circle of light shines on an empty center where we once danced. The music is always there in the concealed limits and the light is waiting for us to enter and begin again to move and sway to the echo of each precious note, Moonlight Serenade. Music - that you so deeply etched on my heart that as long as I breathe, as long as I can dream, as long as my eyes can still see - that is you. Unforgettable.

Unforgettably Wonderful

The very moment you tested my choice with that first passionate kiss you became the purpose of my world. The choice you always left to me, but in your eyes, from your heart, I heard your plea, felt your need and much deeper recognized both your want and your love. My world couldn't exist any longer without you. You needed and wanted me more than what I ever felt before and since. I didn't know about love until I knew about you. Even now that love endures in the quiet of the night as I dream of what was our life. We needed each other in all ways, far beyond what others could understand and comprehend. We stepped to the edge that others saw as dangerous and we faithfully held hands seeing only the marvels that are revealed from the very edge others avoid. We moved beyond the fear because we gave each other wings that wouldn't allow us to fall but to soar with what was our summer wind. We both took a leap of faith and found happiness and wonderment. I am so fortunate you opened your heart and life to me and I took your dreams and made them part of mine. It was everything wonderful.

Only A Dream Away

And, now all I have is a misty dream filled with the shadows of other dancers surrounding an empty spotlight. Moonlight Serenade plays. In our circle it is only a far away echo. Music that is so lonely and distant for a solitary dancer but is so compelling and real to the dancing couples of the shadows. I linger in the mist of each morning while I still enjoy the echoes of what was. I awake missing you but, ever so grateful for the dance.

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    • sweethearts2 profile imageAUTHOR

      sweethearts2 

      5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      SilentReed,

      I truly love the music that was him in every way - slow and swaying, fast and upbeat, always smooth. The music played and he always, always smiled. One of my greatest fears is that my words do not adequately describe those memories, I appreciate you letting me know they have. Thank you!

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      sweethearts2 

      5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      travmaj

      It's the sharing that keeps my memories alive and upbeat. I appreciate the kind words and the listening (so to speak) that this community offers. Thank you so much!

    • sweethearts2 profile imageAUTHOR

      sweethearts2 

      5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Blossom

      We do truly have much to be thankful for. Thank you for stopping and leaving a comment.

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      SilentReed 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Your writing captures the poignancy and the moment's intimacy of two people in love. One hears the Moonlight Serenade playing and the line " Music, that you so deeply etched on my heart that as long as I breathe, as long as I can dream, as long as my eyes can still see - you. Unforgettable."..... Truly unforgettable.

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      travmaj 

      5 years ago from australia

      Truly evocative and straight from the heart - felt the sadness and the upbeat of the memories. So well written - thank you for sharing -

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Remembrances of a happy and joyous marriage last forever. We have so much to thank God for.

    • sweethearts2 profile imageAUTHOR

      sweethearts2 

      5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      btrbell,

      Beautiful memories keep me smiling and I am very thankful I have them. They are my first part of forever with my husband. I know we will have the second half together. Thank you for your comment and the vote.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Absolutely beautiful! It made me feel both incredibly happy for you and sad, as well. I am so happy that you have these amazingly beautiful memories to cherish and dream about. I am sorry that they are now only memories. Up, awesome and beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

    • sweethearts2 profile imageAUTHOR

      sweethearts2 

      5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Victoria Lynn

      I regret time and moments lost/wasted, but am delighted I am able to let go of the pain because there are so many beautiful memories. I once had only tears in my eyes and everyone knew why. And, now I have smiles that appear because I can enjoy the memories with everyone quessing. Thank you so much for your comment.

      Mhatter99,

      Been there - a very cherished memory. Thank you for your visit and comment.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      This is like dancing at the Top of the Mark, here in SF, on off nights. Dreamy...

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So beautiful and poetic. It's so true that life races onward, ahead of us, and maybe it's true that we don't stop and enjoy and embrace enough. I hope you always hold on to the beauty of the memories while letting go of the pain of loss. Voted up and more.

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      sweethearts2 

      5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Dear Bill,

      Would you respect me in the morning? LOL

      Love when you stop by for a read

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very beautifully written. Poetic in prose! At first I thought you were writing to me. LOL

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