Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us INTENSE.
I had to do this!!
It was a hot and humid day. I had been out most of the afternoon running errands and all I really wanted to do was just go home. To top this all off, my car broke down. I called my mother, not knowing where else to turn, to ask where to take my car to get it fixed. I hadn’t been in this town very long and had no idea where a honest mechanic would be located. My mom gave me the directions to a nearby shop.
I walked in, a hot sticky mess of pissed off, and saw this goofy smile staring back at me. I hesitated on putting my GRR face. This isn’t normal for my persona. I slowly lifted my gaze up to his eyes and I was lost in an endless, beautiful pale sea of blue. They weren’t cruel or agitated. The pools welcomed my soul into a place I could only describe as home. It was very calming, all the anger and stress of this hot day of hell suddenly disappeared into a dark mist and floated away. I wasn’t sure the connection that was thick in the air and space between us. All I knew is that he was important in my future. “Hi, How can I help you?” he asked gently as if he already sensed the connection. Our eyes met and I saw a small amount of confusion in his eyes that matched my own. I have never met this man but I know that he was from my past. Our paths have never crossed at any point in time of my life. Even as I had no information on this man I knew he felt the same. For the next couple years we didn’t touch. We talked and became close.
I helped him through some struggles and now three years after that moment in time we have progressed from talking over the counter. First, as best friends and then onto something more special; We are now much more than friends or acquaintances, we are family.