November 25, 2012
Last night I saw a shooting star.
Bright & hopeful, it ascended.
I followed its orange-gold trail as it
rocketed across the sky, and smiled in wonderment at this message from Above.
A few, too brief seconds.
I thought about my wish as my eyes descended upon the lake.
They followed the icicle lights along the fence, past the luminous Framboyan tree, until I was looking around the patio.
My newly-wed sister, danced by the pool, carefree, with her equally jubilant husband.
Laughter resonated from the bar where friends exchanged, drinks, numbers and mustaches.
Cigar smoke billowed near my father’s table. Whiskey and tales of yore I can only aspire to.
Floating candles and rose petals highlighted the dessert table. Strawberries, brownies, rum cake – pure decadence.
One of the kids ran back into the house “before” I could spot them outside barefoot.
My husband walked towards me.
I hugged his arm and said,”I JUST saw a shooting star!” He smiled & kissed me.
In that moment, I realized my wish was already true.
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.