Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Whoever You Were

Whoever you were, last night. At a hopping jazz joint. In the wee small hours.

My age. In your tailored jeans and aubergine long sweater. Your pretty hair a "don't give a damn" length. Drinking martinis with a well turned out man. Laughing and talking.

There was a fellow sitting alone by the band. Nicely dressed. Generally happy. But one day too long and five hundred miles too far away from home. A bit sad despite the verve of the room.

On your way toward the door, you tossed your arms around the fellow sitting alone. A hug and a big smile. The slightest brush of your lips over his cheek. Then you were out the revolving door and into the cold night. Taking all of the fellow's alterity with you.

Thank-you. Whoever you were, last night.


Sandra said...

What a great post. It's the little things, isn't it? xoxo

CashmereLibrarian said...

Wow. Just a touch....

Anonymous said...

I think the lady lives by the same motto you shared in your Profile: "Dum Vivimus, Vivamus." I'm glad she walked away, you know it never would have worked.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Ooooh I love this... so mysterious!

M.Lane said...

Thanks all. I agree Preppy that it is the little things.

Flo, oh it didnt matter that she walked away, I'm not a runner arounder. But it was a nice moment all the same.

DC, it WAS sort of mysterious!