Friday, May 20, 2011

The Day The World Stopped






















No one moved.

Someone was throwing a can away when it happened and the can just hung in the air. A man was getting into his car, turning the radio on. A shopping bag was stuck in midswing, carried by a frozen shopper. Birds in the sky just stayed where they were. And then, you turned to me and said

"Now we can be alone."

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn, this is beautiful.

zonedin said...

There's something peaceful and bittersweet in this.

Jonathan said...

Wow. Just, wow

Gina Marie said...

My heart aches so pleasantly whenever I read your writing.

Pulsar said...

And you don't have to say anything. Because the silence that would then follow will be louder than any storm..

Guiding Spirit said...

And we were ... until you decided to let her in ...

Maryam said...

Wow.

Any said...

it's so amazing

Any said...

it's so amazing

Anonymous said...

If only I knew how I would suspend time for us. <3

Vishal Raj said...

Superb !!!! I loved it.

Anonymous said...

beautiful, I love everything you write :)

Mary said...

Now we can say goodbye to each other peacefully.

Anonymous said...

I only wish

You said...

I thought we were, I guess it was just me all along.

aj said...

I just wish it was real after all...

ashleyC. said...

Exactly what I need to hear at this moment.

Searcher said...

nicely evocative :)

Anonymous said...

is the time when we are fallin in love

Elementalview said...

just, just beautiful!

Hayley said...

This is so beautiful, peaceful, and the imagery is perfect.

Anonymous said...

I feel as though the world around us stops -- everytime I am with you...

Angela said...

If only this would actually happen when we needed to be alone.
It seems as though nowadays, everybody seems to be crowding us at the wrong moment.
Beautiful post, as always :)

♠ Tharangni ♠ said...

Really Beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

You know that feeling when your breath catches? I think my soul just did when I read this.

Ms Philosophy said...

Shame on those who interrupted. The world remained real and raw and continued turning despite world wide manipulation. Theres no doll here except yours. Not fake like the others. Im waiting for the clock to start ticking again and now it could be just you and I.

ntombi said...

for us i know i could make time freeze, i would but even then you would still look away guess you've got better things to do even if everything freezez

Reina said...

that last sentence absolutly made the post. didnt expect it.
your writing is like that though, full of depth and thought. they're tidbits of writing that provoke the mind to expand and touch on feelings the move us.

Laura said...

Even though I've nearly memorized this entry, I still come back to reread it. So haunting and arresting... it makes me ache.

Anonymous said...

reminds me of the song "who i am hates who ive been"

Anonymous said...

I do hate who I was. Because that wasn't me.

Anonymous said...

It's me and you.

Don't know if we have met

but

I know you.

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