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Imagine The Night

It’s Saturday night…I’m sitting on a leather recliner, listening to “Shifting Sand Wreck Ships” by Lights Out Asia. It’s my favorite song, my gosh it is a beautiful sound. Remember, I’m sitting on a leather recliner…

I can only imagine the conversations being said at a nice bar, the sways of gals and guys at a downtown club. Each is on a quest, a dire quest to conquer the night. Coasting through time, caressing moments, winning at life.

The night is only as long as they claim it theirs…you have to run through the night and seize it all…Smiling, laughing, careless as the moon gazes upon them, stars twinkle with all of them.

Do you remember? The rush of a night, it belonged to you. You danced it, you talked to it all around, you lived it. You lived it all, you lived it young, you lived it without restraint. The night knew no limits, you knew the night.

I am sitting on a leather recliner, listening, bound to a oxygen machine. And I stare it.

That is my Saturday night, with a machine that does not know me, does not care. I watch them, dressed to impress, ready to remember this night with friends. I imagine the conversations being said, the guy and gal that will dance the night away. I imagine the night.

I can only imagine narratives that I desperately want to feel, while I sit on this leather recliner.

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Comments

  • ladypersephone
    4 months ago

    Oh yes I do! Edi, I loved going out with my friends, to the clubs, and I have always been a night person. They are beautiful memories, and you wrote that very nicely!

  • Cas
    4 months ago

    I still feel the vibrancy in the night also remembering….. and your trembling anticipation of walking down memory lane and it speaks to me, whispering that the night has never belonged to us from the start.

    You got this, you keep writing and sharing. It’s beautiful.
    Thank you
    Cas

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi Cas and thanks so much for your post. It makes a good read and it’s nice of you to share your feelings/emotions with the community as well. I’m sure Edi will be gratified to read what you wrote in response to her post. Warm regards, Leon (site moderator)

  • luvmylife1948
    10 months ago

    Edi what a beautiful piece of writing. Even if it was not what you wanted to say you captured the essence of being transported from your recliner into another world that many of us can now do for ourselves when life is not the way we want it to be or we have to live with medical challenges. Many times we are locked in to a place we don’t want to be but have no power to change our circumstances and dreaming is a nice way to change our world. Very Healing. Thank You!!

  • siolm
    10 months ago

    Wow, your vivid images made me long to run through a few more nights. or at least to have that option. Beautiful, gripping writing.

  • Edi Mesa author
    10 months ago

    thank you so much. I tried to express what I was feeling and envisioning, but it was difficult. Reading back, it’s not what I wanted but it’s an idea of what I wanted to express.

  • pat02
    10 months ago

    Hi Edi, I understand where you are coming from, my thing is very old country tunes and Elvis, they take me back to a better time and sometimes I cry. Mostly now I thank God for every day, I to am tied to an oxygenator and dread every day the high humidity ect. My thoughts go with you and my hope for you to have a night very much your own.
    Bless you!

  • Edi Mesa author
    10 months ago

    I listen to Cash, it’s like he knew what we were thinking. I play his albums and listen, just listen. That’s what I might do this weekend, listen to Cash while glide through my diary.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    10 months ago

    Hi Edie – we hear you! Very deep, very poetic, very emotional. We appreciate your candid and most sensitive thoughts and outlook, too. If we can assist you in any way, please let us know. We value your input and membership in our online community. Warm regards, Leon (site moderator)

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