The pin-drop silence followed me when I walked over to the table, where six people were sitting concentrating on their hand. It was a tense moment. I remember it as if it was just yesterday. The enormous amount of food and drinks. Lot of talks. The date imprinted on my mind forever. It was Thanksgiving day. I went and sat next to my man, his beautiful brown eyes flashing with resolve. His blue black hair was messy from running his hand through it constantly. He was going to call. Just at that precise moment Tom turned to us and said, "You guys should try this stuff Mary bought for us. Its called Pomegranate chocolate. And its heaven." Mary nodded in assent. Right after that my guy called. His team won. And I learnt to play 'Seven and a half'. It was the best first Thanksgiving anyone could have asked for.
After two months of searching we finally found it. And Tom was right. It IS heaven.
My impatience is evident by the way I have ripped the packet open.
Speaking of heaven :
I read 'The Lovely Bones" after I saw the promo for the movie with the same name directed by Peter Jackson. The style of writing is so poignant. So beautiful. Reading this book is a bittersweet experience. And it is truly lovely. The movie releases today. Hopefully I will get to see it soon.