Love was light and gentle as the airy breeze that cooled my skin. We danced the Kizomba and I followed her hips swaying before me in a rustling summer dress. It was the first night of my life with Love. We closed our eyes and slumbered in the infinite embrace of each other’s arms, the embers glowing defiantly in the dying flames. Then Love rose and dropped the dark blue cloak of night at her feet. She turned away from the fire and faded, like stars inevitably do in the moment of dawn.
I have linked this story to the Wicked Wednesday meme of Marie A. Rebelle´s blog: ‘Rebel´s Notes.’ It is an adaptation of a short entry I wrote in Dutch for the Valentines day writing contest of Editio.nl. The prompt was: ‘write an Ode to Love in no more than 250 words.’ The motto of the contest was: ‘If Love isn´t insane, it isn´t Love.’