Love. What is love?
Is it the senseless feeling you have for someone?
Is it the unrequited resolve to stay with one individual person?
She held her glass of wine feeling the tears longing to burst behind her eyes.
Setting her glass on the counter, she tucked her knees up to her chest fighting the urge to cry, replaying the scenario in her mind again and again.
Everything in that moment was bright and colorful. A dream she didn’t get to experience.
She wore a long, beautiful white dress. Her long hair adorning her head as though it were a crown spilling with curls. The long tulle veil was pinned under her hair with a silver comb, falling down her back like rushing water, tiny white flowers tucked into it.
She stood at the edge of a stage waiting for the game to be announced.
He was across the room, wearing a beautiful black suit with a white shirt and silver tie. He laughed brightly, the joy of the day shining off of his face and in his eyes.
He stopped laughing, but the mirth of the moment stayed on his face in a large smile showing off his teeth.
She met eyes, winked and then stood up on a chair with her bouquet in her hands.
Luscious red roses were elegantly arranged with sprays of baby’s breath, little blue flowers and blue ribbon that flowed out of it.
The crowd of eager young women clustered together heightened the cheer, as she faced away from them. She held her breath while the leader of the band counted to three, and then she flung the bouquet behind her.
A rush and screams broke out behind her. She giggled softly, turning to see who had caught it.
It was a girl she had met, but didn’t know very well. She was a friend of her husbands.
The word made her warm inside. She caught eyes with him.
He watched her intensely, his heart bursting forth through his shining eyes.
That was all she had ever wanted to see.
Tears spilled down her cheeks as the daydream faded into reality again.
That moment had never been hers. And she wanted it so desperately.
From the shining, bursting forth of love in a man she knew beyond a shadow of doubt cared for her, to the scramble of single friends awaiting her bouquet.
The image was so vivid, and so real. It only added to the trauma of her breaking heart.
Faith picked up her wine glass again. After another swig, she set the glass heavily down and half-ran to the sofa, throwing herself into the arm, hugging a pillow into her chest as she began to sob.