Date: October 02, 2008 09:33 am Title: Sea foam and cherry blossoms.
I feel as if we are all sitting in the stands of the All Star game and all the best fic writers are stepping up to the plate, and just knocking it out of the park with these great proposal stories.
Basically I agree with what others have said in regards to the dreamy imagery of Pam looking back and comparing her engagement to Roy to her new future with Jim. And the last line just got me. Excellent work.
Date: October 01, 2008 06:27 am Title: Sea foam and cherry blossoms.
Stablergirl, I just put out another APB on you and here you are again! I have just discovered my superpower, I think—limited as it is :)
This is beautiful. Very wistful initially but then it meanders down such a romantic path. To me it felt like Pam was finally letting out that mythical breath she forgot she was holding (as portrayed in so many fics) and allowing herself to experience the hope and romance of her engagement. These lines stood out for me:
But I’m finding now I’d rather look ahead at these new roads of possibility, and I’d rather be reminded every time my breath happily leaves my lungs that I’m safely and loosely accounted for. Such a lovely, secure image.
Full and overflowing with this much too much emotion that makes me sure that this was right and waiting here for me to notice. And here she has the confirmation she was waiting for.
Happily mine like I am happily his, and I might’ve had irritation with that before, like a vague sense of feminism and rebellion claiming quietly that I was only my own… But I’ve found that I like the sparkle of possession on my hand, this time. I love the sense of her letting go and enjoying “belonging” to someone else.
My much too much emotion has made me sure that this is right. Reaffirming to herself what she’s known in her heart.
Truth and breathlessness and these roads of possibility that stretch so long and bright ahead of me that I think they must go on and on forever, maybe. And he is finally, certainly, solidly mine. Guh. Just gorgeous.
Yup. I loved this.
Date: October 01, 2008 06:16 am Title: Sea foam and cherry blossoms.
I love the stream-of-consciousness style you use here, and the idea that if you have color and romance in your soul that you need it in your soulmate. Also, the idea that belonging and possessing mean something different when love is there, which it totally is. Beautiful, evocative work.
Date: October 01, 2008 04:52 am Title: Sea foam and cherry blossoms.
Ooh Stablergirl in da house! So happy to hear from you!
Love this line: But I’ve found that I like the sparkle of possession on my hand, this time.
Us, too, girlfriend. Can't wait to see that sparkle on your hand.
And wasn't Wheatstacks featured in the "Thomas Crown Affair"? Double yummy.
Date: October 01, 2008 04:49 am Title: Sea foam and cherry blossoms.
So poetically evocative of Pam's state of mind following that wonderous proposal...reading your words I envisoned Pam, swirling almost breathlessly in Jim's arms as the reality of just having said 'yes' to becoming his wife began to fully sink in...just a beautiful moment!
Date: September 30, 2008 08:51 pm Title: Sea foam and cherry blossoms.
This is poetry. So much beautiful imagery here and I love the idea of Pam having wanted this forever. The way you describe her looking back down at the road before when she was engaged to Roy...just wonderful. Thanks for joining in the post-Engagement frenzy. I was hoping you would!