Thursday, February 23, 2006

In The Harbor of the Heart

 

    There are many minutes that fill a lifetime, while each one is equal in measurement, we each have minutes that carry the weight of an eternity!

   It was a February many years ago. I was in college and had just returned to school from "winter break". A new semester, and a new set of classes to attend. "Spanish History 101, how did I get this class?" I mused. Reluctlantly, I headed down the hallways and consoled myself with the fact that this would be a class to catch a nap in.I entered the room found a seat and scanned the room for any familar faces. It was a class of complete strangers. I looked up at the chalkboard, where the professors name was written, and the words "Spanish History 101" and beneath that "Spanish History 102".  "They must be  kidding" I laughed to myself..."101 will certainly be enough!"

    In that very instant, my world moved.....a young lady had walked into the classroom, I had not seen her before, every cell in my body jumped, she saw the empty seat next to me,and sat down. Our eyes made contact for a second, it seemed like an eternity. I did not need an explanation nor did I need to consult a handbook for what I was feeling. Suddenly, "Spanish History 101" was going to be my favorite class!  I made a polite attempt at starting a conversation, but she seemed in no mood.  An hour passed, and the bell rang signaling the end of class. The professor chimed his last words as the students were rising out of their seats, "this class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays....see you on Wednesday". For me, it was music to my ears! I spoke beneath my breath, "I wish it was Monday through Friday"..."are you nuts?" she said...."you want this class 5 days a week?".....She heard me!  ...Quickly my tongue went into my cheek..."why yes, I loved taking Spanish in high School, and one day, I plan on visiting Spain....this class should be a breeze for me..so, if you ever need help, feel free to ask me". I can't remeber what she said, I was melting too fast in her eyes...she knew I was staring at her. "I'm sorry" I said apologetically, "forgive me for staring, I believe I have seen you before." Her face had  that "disbelieving look" on it. "No really, I know I have seen your face  before....yes! I saw your face on a wanted poster at the Post office!"  "Oh really" she said with sarcasm, "do I look likea bank robber to you?"  "Noo...but I do believe it said on the poster that you were on the Wanted List for stealing  so many hearts!".  She was not impressed with my line of flattery and coldly said "godbye, see you Wednesday".

Fate moves not only in mysterious ways, but in marvelous ones!

   It was the start of a relationship that sounded all the alarms in the hall of romance. Every cell was woken to a new and wonderous world. My ears began hearing every word of every love song. My eyes learned the striking similarity of  a moonbeam and the softness of her hair. My tastebuds learned the uncomaparble sweetness of her skin. My heart....my heart was no longer just mine. 

...and now many Februarys later, while I can no longer remember what her lips were like on mine, my heart recalls that one minute, the minute that fate was twisted and the doors to a paradise were opened.

   The mind sets sail to many moments ...and they are lost in a sea of time passed, but the heart, the heart is a harbor for the treasures left behind.

.......Marc :)

 

 

16 comments:

robinngabster said...

You stole my heart a long time ago!!!  

What was her name?

gdireneoe said...

Thump...flutterflutterflutter...thumpthump...  The mind sets sail to many moments ...and they are lost in a sea of time passed, but the heart, the heart is a harbor for the treasures left behind...  Wow.  Beautiful, Sir...lovely. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

mastersblynn said...

Do you ever wonder if she thinks about you? Barbara

randlprysock said...

Marc, Marc, Marc,
You are a true romantic at heart.  This was a delightful entry!  I have a boyfriend I confess I remember every now and then that melted me too and I often wonder what happened to him.  Thanks for sharing.  A wonderful memory.  

Hugs,
Lisa

globetrotter2u said...

"The heart is a harbor for the treasures left behind"

That was priceless. You are a poetic soul, Marc. Would that I have shared a class with one such as you, the sweet mystery of love might have eventutally become unmystified .

Still searching for treasures,
Maryanne
http://insidethegildedcage.blogspot.com/

ally123130585918 said...

What a delightful and romantic entry - can't understand her not being impressed by "Being on the Wanted List for stealing so many hearts".. with a line like that I certainly would have melted.....
My mind sailed to one moment in my life a glance that lasted a lifetime so clear it will never die...Ally

tschamberland said...

Memory lane can be so fun and facinating when your imagination leads you to believe you were there too!

Tammy
http://LifeLiveItOrMissOut.blogspot.com

sierrajazz said...

OH Marc,
There you go again, making me smile, and making my mind go down memory lane.  My harbor is FULL of wonderful, romantic, and even a few embarrassing memories.. but I hold them dear.  I am glad you can look back and smile and laugh and share all your memories.

toppchatt239 said...

What a great entry...who knows what lies in the deep waters of everyones personal harbor?....

bedazzzled1 said...

Oooooo...I like this entry. You were a charmer early on. Some things don't change, do they? I would chance a guess and say your heart has many treasures inside it.

lifes2odd said...

Great entry! In fact, great journal! I only read a few but will be back for more! Thanks for the comment over at my journal too. It's nice to meet you!
~ Martha

philadlfiagrl said...

marc,
im confused, i thought she wasnt impressed....did u give better impressions later? i guess so, guess what, i'll take a bad first impression with improvement over time to a smooth operator great first impression, then heartache later...
u know what im talkin about LOL

how have u been?

lizzzzza
http://journals.aol.com/philadlfiagrl/lizaslife

delela1 said...

Once again Marc, I have sought and found safe harbor in your words.

Dona

siennastarr said...

Well, hello, Marc... :)  

Thank you for leaving me an email, and the link to your journal.  I had no idea it existed, but, am so glad that you found me, so that I might find you! :)

Your story reminds me of loves/crushes from long ago, when the world was younger and so was I.  Ahh, but those were the days, weren't they?

I hope you will be back to visit my journal.  I will surely be back to visit yours.  

Umm..you need to update.  IT's been a while! :)

Jackie

elainey2465 said...

Great!!! Im new to your journal, I will be back!! lainexxxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/MyArtWorld/

onemoretina said...

    Ahhh, Marc.... what a beautiful memory.  Isn't it amazing what love can do to us?  Suddenly, the world is a very different place from the one we had known just moments before.  I love this story .... It reminded me of a very similar experience.  Thanks !   Tina