Saturday, February 21, 2009

Central Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the United States. Here I stand, at the entrance, Central Park maped out in my mind. The destination marked with an X and the route colored yellow bricks.
As I start my journey, I see three infants cradled by their mothers. The infants, so young and innocent, have their whole lives ahead of them. One of them could find the cure for cancer. Who Knew? I keep to my steady pace, following my yellow brick road. Walking along the winding path, I came upon two adolescent girls. Sitting centimeters apart, they had their hands blocking their words, no doubt gossiping. Back in the teenage years, all you had to wrooy about were, grades, blemishes, and what to do to get Mr. Hotshot to notice you.
Reminising on my own tenage years, sadness covers me like a blanket. My best friend. Who knew she was so sad? At the age of 16, she took her own life. Life is so crule, but there's no need for the futile what if's? There was nothing anyone could have done. Caught up in my thoughts, I hadn't noticed the callow couple cuddling on the bench. Looking at her face, she seemed so happy. I hoped she stayed that way. There's so many guys out there, good, bad, that you learn you're going to get your fair share of both.
Walking on, I came up to my first X on the map. The vastly open green grass glowed under the suns beaming rays. I scanned the unfamiliar faces until I zoned in on my target. Smiling to myself, I walked over to him. Grabbing my hand and pecking my cheeck, he smiled at me,
"Hello." Butterflies fluttered in my stomach. He has such a strong hold on me.

"Hey," I replied. He pulled me over to a secluded spot.

"I wanted to talk to you," He spoke after a few silent minutes.

"I could tell by your urgent call. I just gave up the five O' clock news for you. It better be good," I joked.

Catching my playfullness, a smile spread across his face,"Oh, trust me I think it is."

"Then what is it, loverboy?" He knelt to the ground. I gasped. Both of us 25, we had been dating for two years. He pulled out a small square box. Opening it, he revealed the most beautiful diamond ring I had ever seen.

"I just wanted to know if you'd take me as your husband and my wife?" Anxiously, he lifted his head up and looked my dead in the eyes anticipating my answer.

Speechless I asked, "Are you saying you want to-"

"Marry me?" He cut me off. I processed this information and thought back on our two years together. I smiled to myself, he was the man I wanted to be with for the rest of my life,


Smiling, He stood and gave me one beautiful, romantic kiss. We pulled away and I thought, no regrets, he's amazing. My hand held out, he placed the ring on my finger. As he took my hand we headed back towards our yellow brick road. Our new destination marked. We strolled on together happiness seeping through into everyone and everything. The suns love flowed making the plants dance to the winds song. We We passed an older couple enjoying the beautiful day. The old woman caught my eye with hers. She smiled, which caused wrinkles to form around her eyes. Before I turned around, I saw her wink at me. In fifty years, that would be us, older yes, but happy all the same.
It's amazing the memories stored in Central Park. Sometimes they're revealed, and other times they're kept secret. You have to open your eyes and see. Sometimes a lifetime can pass right before your eyes. Central Park. Did I mention it's the most beautiful park in the United States?

1 comment:

Bela said...

Wow, there's definitely a lot of power here. Perhaps this piece is based on a story once told to by family?

Very quickly - there are a few spelling errors in here. You must have been really eager to get all of those thoughts of your head! Ah, not to worry, when inspiration comes...there's no stopping it :)

And keep writing! We haven't seen much of you lately on this 'ol blog, and your writing style is far too beautiful to hide away! Put some of those thoughts and a little bit of your heart on paper, and I'll see you next year at the high school :)