Monday, March 22, 2010

"That was swell."

Swell- 133 words
Stephen N. Dethrage

The time that passed between our last "Goodbye, love," and that particular "Hello again," were grueling, terrible things, and later that night, we embraced as if decades had passed since we'd last seen each other, not hours. We broke from each other only long enough for us to kiss like it was the only thing keeping us alive, and for me to whisper, "That was swell."

We were young and innocent then, like everyone else living in an age of youth and innocence. We were a generation of bows and bowties, pigtails and cowlicks. The Depression changed us, and the War to End All Wars, and all the wars that followed, but for those precious years, I know we lived better lives than anyone else on the planet has ever dreamed of living.

A Day in The Life - The Beatles

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