Thursday, 15 March 2012

Scintilla #2: I Couldn't do It Without You

No one does it alone. Write a letter to your rescuer or mentor (be it a person, book, film, record, anything). Share the way they lit up your path.
I remember that September afternoon in 2007. It was sunny outside and I was just relaxing on my bed. This was a campus room and I shared it with four other girls. One was my best friend, the other two were my friends. It was not too big, neither too small. I loved it although I missed privacy at times.
I remember this was one of those days that I wanted privacy. I was reading a romantic novel. I was so engrossed in it and I did not want any interruptions. However, my wish was not granted for very long as one of my roommates came back. 
I remember it so well, it seems just like yesterday. The way you walked into our room, laughing with my friend. At first, I did not even want to look up because the story was too captivating. One of lovers, one of a fairy tale. I just wanted to stay in the novel-life where everything ended so perfectly, where everyone lived happily ever after.

I remember your face, as you came to my bed and asked what I was reading? Why I seemed so busy, as if the novel was part of the final exam. I did not want to speak to you, but you said it with such charm that I just had to answer. I remember you, trying to make me laugh, telling me that you would bring me a novel titled, "The World's Greatest Love". 
I remember me smiling at you and wanting to laugh with you, and wanting to hold onto that moment for eternity. I remember, with such vividness, the light in your eyes. I remember, with a smile, the echo of your laughter.  Oh, how I remember, the way I pretended to not feel anything when you left. 
Years Later, I still remember, that day in September when I met you for the first time. You lit my path then and that light only grew bigger, until it became a fire. It burns in my body, within my heart and forever in my soul. 
I remember.


  1. Wow, what a great piece. I really love this and am glad you shared it with us. Thank you.

  2. That first flush is always something, isn't it? So powerful. Thanks for giving us a peek at it, Millie.

  3. How poignant ... reading a love story when love finds it's way to your room. Amazing. This made my heart smile today. :)


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