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The Promise
By b Torris
Tuesday, January 08, 2008

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The old lady was returning to her winter resort home with her husband. She had names this place the "Waiting Room for Heaven"many years before. This is the second of a series of stories simply called "The Promise".


Waiting had always been the hardest part. I guess that was why she wondered at their trip back to The Waiting Room every year. It was always a trip of many miles but more than that it was a trip across the passage of time. The Waiting Room was a place where youth prevailed and if they had all been blind, their ages would have been unremarkable. There they were young people in old skin. In her real home, time marched on, she felt her age and no one was blind to it, least of all her.

On the beach that day she sat in the sun. Stopping near the shore had become a tradition with them. Her ocean was fierce and unforgiving. The tide came in with determination, progressing toward her without hesitation. That was what she liked about it. It was one of the things she could always count on. But the day was long and the progress was slow. Her impatience had never allowed her to see the full cycle. The tide came and went but not in her presence.

On this day she began to think about how the rolling tide told the story of their lives. The ebb and flow. The endless waiting. Success and failure. Despair and blissful joy. That time when the tide did not go either way, when the moon could not decide which way the water should flow, seemed to be the place where they spent the most difficult times of their lives.

Yes, she decided, she disliked the waiting the most.

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