Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saturday Centus, Loving Her

  
This morning is chilly and provides a slower start to a Saturday. It is time for Centus and Ole Jenny said she is taking it easy on us today with the prompt. I liked finding Saying goodbye was harder than she thought... for the prompt. I saw lots of possibilities, but since Jenny suggests it might be too easy, it needed some sort of whammy to zip it up. I think I found it!
 
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http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2012/03/saturday-centus-saying-goodbye.html

Have a good weekend!


                                                    Loving Her
 
She never knew when she started loving KB. Maybe it was hearing the vibrating laughter that sounded like glass beads in a wind chime. Maybe the tenderness started in quiet times when silence wasn’t a dismissal but an inclusion, folding her inside a comforting solidarity like a flannel robe on a winter’s night. Whatever made her love KB felt right, fitting like a glove, until the wedding.
As the nuptials began, the murmuring crowd quieted. She glanced at Doug. Did he realize how lucky he was? As he slipped the ring on Katie Bridget’s finger, a tear trickled down Aggie’s cheek.  
Saying goodbye was harder than she thought...

18 comments:

Koby said...

Ohhh how I love this piece. It took me to a lot of different places, were these women friends? lovers? I love that I don't know, great job.

noexcuses said...

This is wonderful! I expect to have that feeling when my girls take that step!

Karen S. said...

Hopefully Doug does....sooner and now rather than later.... Your words just flowed like a vision of pure magic...amazing how such few words can be so easy to read and enjoy....! Like slipping into a warm flannel anything on a chilly evening!

Anna said...

My interpretation is that these two women are simply very good friends, not necessarily lovers. Her friend knows that they won't have time to do things together now that she's married to this man. It doesn't matter what kind of relationship these two women had; after the wedding it is no longer the same.

Interesting take on the prompt.

Best wishes,
Anna
Goodbye Pierre - SCwk 96

Melody said...

Nice job!
Melody
MerrieMelody.blogspot.com

Rinkly Rimes said...

A very layered interpretation, and we can interpret it however we like, which is interesting. I see the writer as someone who discovers her own sexuality at a very undesirable moment. Thank you.

Ames said...

I am guessing the woman is in love with a heterosexual woman and has lost any chance of being together?~Ames

Sue said...

Love the ambiguity you leave, with the interpretation open to the reader.

Well done!

=)

anitamombanita said...

Love the subtle twist. Nicely done!

Once Upon an Equine said...

Very intriguing. So many possibilities and all bittersweet. I like it very much.

Linda O'Connell said...

In such few words you have painted such a portrait. You do have a knack.

Susan said...

Loved reading your blurb. Would like to keep on reading more! That's a good thing, Claudia.

Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog. This is Sunday. Susan

Carrie said...

that was an unexpected ending. It's true that a marriage can break people up as well as bring them closer.

visiting from Saturday Centus

janaki nagaraj said...

So moving..loved it.

bluegrassnotes said...

Very nice!

Judee said...

This is so sadly sweet, and I feel such sympathy for Aggie. Your writing is beautiful, how you describe the growing love and tenderness, especially the sentence with the flannel robe. It makes the heartbreak that much more apparent. Excellent!

Judie said...

I still have the same close friend I had before Rod and I married. The difference is that we live 2000 miles apart!! I loved your offering!!!!

Jenny said...

What beautiful poignant words you shared here.

I love that we can take this any direction that catches our imagination.

Really wonderful writing here.