Monday, April 9, 2007

BLACK MAGIC WOMAN

....Along came an afternoon when the college gave us one of those days off. She invited me over to her house to spend the aftrernoon. When I knocked on the door, she opened it just a crack and commanded, "close your eyes or I won't let you in". Always an obedient one, I shut them tight. In the next instant she was fashioning a blindfold over my eyes. Speaking softly, "don't worry, I have a surprise for you" she said. She took hold of my hand and instructed me to follow her. She led me a few steps and then said, "there is a chair right behind you, sit down!" Then continuing with her commands, "I will tell you when you can remove the blindfold".

   There wasn't enough time to anticipate..this was so unexpected, like a person woken out of deep sleep. Then the sound of an erie organ chord began playing, the opening chords to Black Magic Woman by Santana..."OK, take the blindfold off!" I removed it and was simultaneously joined with the percusive beats of the song....and there she was...in a black leotard and black tights.....doing a modern jazz dance to the song!

Got a black magic woman
Got a black magic woman
Ive got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I cant see
That shes a black magic woman
Shes trying to make a devil out of me

A student of Modern Jazz dance, she sauntered, swayed, arched her limbs in a way that I had never seen.The suppleness of her feminity told me I was outmatched. A lump quickly formed in my throat, my rapid pulse kept it there.

On the last notes she moved ever so close to me, and with the finish she setlled herself in my lap., her arms lightly wrapped around me.

I applauded her with my smile.....the line of the song "make a devil out of me" resonated.

I invoked a French accent..."ooh la la, Pierre likes  your dance very much... I have a Swiss Chalet with a fireplace...will this madamoiselle like to join me?".... She loved Pierre, a romantic, French Playboy character that I had invented ..who always promised her the finest that the world had to offer...."wee" would be her pat reply....."Then close your eyes and we'll be there soon."

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These moments quietly flicker, like candles, in the deep recess of my mind. So many years later I am left wondering, did she really put a spell on me....as the song goes...

Got your spell on me baby
Got your spell on me baby
Yes you got your spell on me baby
Turning my heart into stone
I need you so bad, magic woman
I cant leave you alone.

Well....at least I left her with "Pierre".........

13 comments:

nhd106 said...

Oh, I just love your writing....is it fiction or non fiction?  (I'm serious)

Nancy
http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix/entries/2007/04/09/up-close/1497

iiimagicxx said...

Ah! I first thought you were going to write about me but I then realised I was not black. No luck! but if you believe it is a habit I make of going through the jungle nacked (with no clothes on), that's wrong. I always wear at least a string, a leopard one, don't need the leaves of the lettuce to hide myself, I look the part, I am wild enough.
What a beautiful way to discover Santana, one of my top bands, with no hesitation, I would follow them everywhere, with Pink Floyds, Asia and Enigma.
Another beautiful writing. I am becoming more and more curious about you.
(you can make delicious soups with your asparagus, and you can eat raw all day long)
Valerie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

eml625 said...

Considering its years later , I do believe a spell was cast!!!!
Be well my friend,
Ellen

mariebm56 said...

::::::::sigh:::::::::
Marc, Marc , Marc....your wonderful memories are making YOU ache!
(of course it could be the spell)
Ü
Marie

ally123130585918 said...

Marc that was so lovely to read ~ such wonderful memories ~ Ally x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/ally123130585918/Lifewithally

inafrnz247 said...

Ooh, Pierre...   Soft seduction at it's finest...  =)

Michelle

rdautumnsage said...

I would definately say your under a spell , your still enchanted dear one. (Hugs)
Indigo

iiimagicxx said...

For you Marc : http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/#Entry638
Valerie

delela1 said...

I do believe, my dear friend, that you are the first male I know to ever experience the song on some level while simultaneously hearing it.

Enchanting...indeed.  :)

justaname4me2 said...

Hmmmmmmm.........What a picture I have in my mind. Of course, now I have questions, many of them. But I will simply say, I hope you experienced more black magic with this interesting person~
Rebecca

mutualaide said...

Wow ... I can well imagine her dance and her outfit.  Oh Pierre?  Where are you today?  

plittle said...

You know "pierre" is french for "rock," right?
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

princesssaurora said...

Wow... great story... enjoy the black magic!!!

be well,
Dawn