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6.17.2012

I fell in love amid the clattering of spoons ...


I believe it is often in the simplest of gestures, in the unexpected action, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.  In love we often look for the grand moment.  We wait to hear the words we want to hear.  We plan how love should be, should look, should act.  We miss the signs completely.  Love happens to us every day.  Do you see it?  Can you feel it?    ~ rdg



“In Michaela's favourite restaurant, I lift my glass and cutlery spills onto the expensive tiled floor. The sound crashes high as the skylight. Looking at me, Michaela pushes her own silverware over the edge. I fell in love amid the clattering of spoons....

~ Anne Michaels, from Fugitive Pieces
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12 comments:

Adullamite said...

Slush!
I'm hiding all my spoons now!

red dirt girl said...

Adullamite, Adullamite, let your spoons be .... some sweet lady might want to push them off your table and fall in love with thee ...

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goatman said...

The devil may be in the details, as it is said, but the love surely is.
When I am truly aware it seeps in with a giddy shiver, or sometimes crashes in with the unintentional gesture.
Either way it is always a pleasant surprise.
Thanks for the reminder.

red dirt girl said...

goatman ~ lovely perspective. thank YOU!

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Relax Max said...

I love it. That is sooooo romantic.

red dirt girl said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA - Max.

I hope my laughing doesn't offend you. You just keep surprising me with your comments and posts. I would never have guessed you for a romantic. My bad. PLEASE do not post RDG doesn't think I'm romantic ...

Hmmm....

You might be teasing me here. See? I can't quite figure you out.

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Relax Max said...

No, really. The suddenness of it - when it finally sunk in what had really happened - took me by surprise. That's what poetry is supposed to do sometimes. Using little things to carry larger concepts.

Hey, I can be romantic. In my life I have had a woman or two push silverware off the table because of me. It's not all just throwing the knives, you know.

red dirt girl said...

Hahahahaha Max ~ you know at the end of a long day it feels great to have a good laugh. Love the 'throwing knives' bit.

Okay. I'm convinced you do have a romantic bone in your body.

If only love could be as simple as pushing the silverware off the table....*Sigh*

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bulletholes said...

Love what you wrote here Red.

red dirt girl said...

Hey cowboy!

Thank you! I pretty much love everything you write. thanks for the compliment.

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Anonymous said...

Love her. Have only read "The Winter's Vault," but this one's on the list. Cheers!

red dirt girl said...

Anon ~ It is also on my reading list. I've only seen the film version, which I recommend with the caveat that it does twist some details and the ending (according to what I've read of the plot summary on the web).

I'm also adding a volume of Michael's poetry and The Winter Vault upon your suggestion and this review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/books/review/Row-t.html

Please do return and share your thoughts. Happy reading :)

xxx