Saturday, May 17, 2008

somewhere between the soul and soft machine, is where I find myself again

Feels like I'm standing in a timeless dream
Of light mists, of pale amber rose
Feels like I'm lost in a deep cloud of heavenly scent
Touching, discovering you

I knew it was going to be early. I knew because of that I'd mostly be alone. And I was fine with that, really; I had a great time, though Mr. Woodget and her Grace, Duchess Gabrielle did take pity on my poor pink satined self and dance with me a few sets each.

Those days of warm rain come rushing back to me
Miles of windless summer nights
Secret moments shared within the heat of the afternoon
Out of the stillness, soft spoken words
(say it, say it again)

I admit, though...I spent so much time angsting over the dress, the shoes, the proper adornments--I actually wore a rhinestone-and-amethyst tiara, can you believe it? Wonder Girl of all people showed up to help me decide on the proper pair of Damen Gorilla shoes to polish the outfit off...

I love you always forever
Near or far, closer together
Everywhere I will be with you
Everything I will do for you

So of course, I got to the prom and I was thinking of my loves.

Inevitable, really.

You've got the most unbelievable blue eyes I've ever seen
You've got me almost melting away
As we lay there
Under a blue sky with pure white stars
Exotic sweetness, a magical time
(say it, say it again)

Even then, I was okay until Savage Garden came on--Truly Madly Deeply and oh, I was missing Fawkes completely. And Neome, but to be fair, Savage Garden? Is sort of an 'us' band.

I might need to ask about, see if there's an 'us' band for Neome and I.

Say you'll love and love me forever
Never stop, never whatever
Near and far and always everywhere and every(thing)

Still and all, it was a lovely prom. And plans to be a lovely one still tonight--if you want to relieve your prom, and have no plans this evening, consider coming by the Bashful Peacock. It's open to all, Victorian or prom attire preferred, and we plan to have another few hours of wonderful memories and wonderful dances! Do come if you can.

(Lyrics are Donna Lewis' "I Love You Always Forever")


Edward Pearse, Earl of Primbroke said...

I just have a mental image of you with gorilla shoes now. :-)

Emilly Orr said...

Now, now--I don't even have a gorilla av!

Frau Lowey said...


Why is it surprising that Wonder Girl would have good advice about shoes? Just because she's in uniform nearly every time you see her doesn't mean she doesn't know shoes.

Emilly Orr said...

Well, and we discussed shoes in the context of the uniform, even--how difficult they were to find, and I do know this full well; for some reason, finding good feminine (non-stiletto) boots are difficult, and finding white boots? Nearly impossible.

She did know shoes, and she greatly helped. I was glad she'd beamed in to deliver the JLU emergency signal.