Simply Amazing

"Simply amazing!  And she loves me." (Trey Songz).  That's how I feel when I think about the special lady in my life.  There are plenty of distractions in, mortgage, car payments, and utility bills are just a few.  We get overwhelmed by the things that aren't as important and sometimes forget about what's truly important.  I cherish the time we spend together because it feels like nothing else exists in that moment. Though we don't spend as much time together as preferred, the time we have together is quality time.  It's great!  It's a time when all the daily problems just disappear and all that exists is love.  And that's...simply amazing.

My Hometown

I think about my hometown.  It's a small, quiet town so it seems like everyone knows everyone else.  As a teenager on the school bus, if my friends and I got too rowdy, the bus driver would simply say, "Don't make me tell your parents!"  And she very well could.  I went to the local convenience store and the people knew my name...or at least knew how to connect the dots..."Oh, that's -------'s son."  It was away from the busy life of the city.  I enjoyed going to baseball games and family BBQs.  Sometimes we get so caught up in where we are or where we're trying to get that we lose track of where we came from.  I'll be the first to admit my hometown is and always will be a part of me.

Don't You Remember?

Music is good for the soul.  Often we have feelings that we can't express...we just can't find the right words.  We think that we are the only ones experiencing whatever we're going through at the time, but that's not true.  Lots of people have similar experiences.  Sometimes you just have to reach your feelings and then you will find that you are not alone.  Love, anger, humor, happiness, disappointment, joy, pain, and loss.   Most people have felt all these things.  Whenever you feel any of these feelings, remember, you are not alone.

Kissed By The Sun

I knew the sun well.  She was always outside and I was more of an inside person.  When I went outside, I would acknowledge her and extend a courteous greeting.  She would return a warm greeting.  When I drove my car, I could see her watching me but her presence was calmed by the air conditioning.  Sometimes I turned off the AC and drove with my windows down.  There were times when I ignored the sun while resting my arm on the door.  She gently let me know she was there by lightly touching my arm.  If I continued to ignore her charm, she persisted until the heat was too much and I was forced to pull my arm away.  This wasn't the relationship I wanted; she was too pushy.  But somehow, one day, my feelings changed.  I decided to go to the beach.  I walked outside but she wasn't there...only dark clouds.  I had packed my beach gear for a nice day but she didn't show up.  Was she no longer smitten with me?  I drove around for an hour with my windows down.  Finally, I felt her faint touch on my arm.  Then it became more pronounced.  I looked up and she was back.  We went to the beach and I laid with her.  She watched over me and I felt so comfortable with her.  I fell asleep, for what seemed like a moment.  She woke me from my slumber with a kiss.  It was hot! Oh God, it was hot!  Too hot!  I jumped up, scolded her, and ran away.  For days, I stayed inside and avoided her.  I cursed her as my skin itched uncomfortably and eventually peeled.  My friends tell me often how nice the sun is, but I am too familiar with her.  She brought me pain.  Our relationship will never be the same.