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One magic kiss - brotherron
One magic kiss
Last January, I was adrift in New York City one winter night...a Sunday to be exact. I wandered around the West Village, having coffee in some little coffee house, buying books and cards to send home in those amazing little West Village shops that I love. I had dinner in a great cafe. I walked those holy, haunted streets: Bleeker, Christopher, Houston. As the winter dark pulled over us like a quilt, I went into Ty's, a pub of a particular sort. I had a glass of wine and started talking to some of the guys...the way you do on winter nights in the West Village. I was walking towards the back to find the john when it happened. I passed by a man who in an electric moment, in a New York second, completely changed everything forever. He grinned at me, one of those wicked, innocent, open, life-giving grins and handed me a card with his name and number on it. Trying my best to be cool, I said something idiotic like: "What should I do with this?" and he said simply: "I hope you use it." And then, he kissed me. I had never been kissed before...not like that. 

I tried to call the number, but he never answered. And then, enough time went by that I was afraid to try any more. But, I still think of him. I wonder about him. And, I am returning to the West Village this week. I will wander the streets and hope to catch a glimpse of him in some little coffee house or pub. Or maybe it will be enough to simply stand in that place where once, for just one ittle moment, I had a perfect, sweet romance.

Current Location: office, the graveyard shift
Current Mood: hopeful hopeful
Current Music: Gillian Welch

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ponyboy63 From: ponyboy63 Date: July 21st, 2007 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
i hope you see him again!
bearpawly From: bearpawly Date: July 24th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a compelling and magical encounter.

Too bad I've found you on here so long after you (apparently) stopped posting to your journal. :-(

If you get this message, come back.
brotherron From: brotherron Date: July 31st, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for this very sweet and inviting message. I have indeed just returned from New York, (I make a pilgrimage to the monastery every January and July) and had a very healing and reflective journey. I still look for my fleeting lover in the West Village, but I have never seen him again. Some moments are golden.
I want to thank you for prodding me back to this site. I enjoy reading the profiles of people here and like to spend time writing my thoughts on these pages. Life seems to take us away from ourselves, and I am grateful for this cyber-sanctuary.
I would love to know more about you; your profile sparks my imagination.
bearpawly From: bearpawly Date: August 1st, 2008 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I've added you to my journal. But, I'm off to Yellowstone in the morning.

Stop by my blog and check it out.
brotherron From: brotherron Date: August 1st, 2008 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Your blog and your journey

Your blog was a fascinating read, and I must confess that you amaze me by your open and shining spirit. You seem to be so...what is the right word?

Be careful there in Yellowstone...I hear the woods are on fire.

spiralflames From: spiralflames Date: August 4th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
hello :-D i linked to your journal from dogo barry graham's journal..i notice you added me back, so i thought i should stop by and say hello. i'm a musician (classical pianist) living in minneapolis, generally an articulate soul, and evidently pleasant to have around in the virtual world. hello! :-D
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