Friday, January 4, 2013

Imagine Me and You, and You and Me, So Together

1) If you could tell me something, anything, what would you say? Whisper it right now please, into the pale pink folds of my ear. Afterward I will press imaginary snaps on my upper and lower lips and conceal your secret forever. Or if you prefer, write it on parchment with a fountain pen and hand-deliver or mail it to me. I’ll read the words and burn them immediately, inhaling the smoke till I cough.

2) If you were to show me something, what might it be? I’m holding out my hand because I want you to take me there. Or, draw a picture of it. Maybe record it on film. I want to see. Really.

3) If you could give me something to taste, one of the most wonderful things ever or your right-now-favorite-food, what item would you choose? Record the recipe for me, or better yet, deliver the item or culinary creation to my porch in a gift bag, snuggled in shimmery aqua tissue paper. Ring the bell and run, or not. I could make coffee . . . 

4) Is there something you want me to touch—an item sleek and smooth, cool even, or softer than soft, maybe prickly and dangerous? Bring it here please. We should examine it together, side by side.

5) What is the most interesting fragrance you know? Is it sacred to you? Live and yellow as lemons? Smoky and warm like radiant coals sequestered in greyed ash? Perhaps it's cloying but pristine lilies-of-the-valley? Warm and yeasty rolls in a basket under a checked cloth? Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, across from and very close to me.

(Okay now, friends . . . don’t be shy. What are your five things?)


writingdianet said...

Here, I’ll go first.

1) I’m afraid, a lot.
2) Anne Hathaway singing “I Dreamed a Dream” in Les Miserables.
3) Cranberry Turtle Bars—deliciously addictive
4) Our black pet bunny, Coal Pepper—softest creature ever
5) Thymes Mandarin Coriander hand soap and/ or lotion—olfactory perfection

Your turn . . .

Optimistic Existentialist said...

1. I wear my heart on my sleeve
2. Floating plastic bag scene in American Beauty
3. Peppermint Mocha!
4. My preciouis cat Ruby
5. Cafe Au Lait Yankee Candle

writingdianet said...

I've been thinking I want to go back and watch American Beauty . . . I shall have a Peppermint Mocha tomorrow, in honor of you. . . I LOVE candles. I will find and sniff your recommendation at my earliest convenience! I am extremely fond of Swan Creek's Warm Cinnamon Buns:)

Tony said...

1)you brighten my world
2)the calmness of an empty stadium before a big game.
3)smoked Gouda and roasted peppers
4)the smooth rocks from Lake Tahoe
5)the smell of a grass field 2 hours before kick off.

writingdianet said...

@ Tony:

What great answers, husband dear! I LOVE those rocks too:)

Happy New Year everyone!!


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