“My mind wandered past years of mind games, years of imaging,
and I wondered: has all this thinking, remembering, replaying
old mind videos made it happen? Or did I just Know to begin with?
Gazing continually at scenes of Rio, Pao d’Azucar, Corcovado,
Guanabara Bay, the Islands, the Music… and always him in each…
Think of Rio visit, and Always in my mind there’s the thought…
I want him to show it to me.
I want to be with him, and see His Brasil.
The days are getting longer again, and just the thought
makes me smile… Actually the thoughts of more than a few things
make me smile…
Such incredible things to look forward to, such possibilities…
My dear darling crazy Brasilian is down and wounded, and I
wonder why… His left knee is bad, and where did that old injury
come from, which dragon was he slaying?
Haven’t spoken with him in many days, and it actually feels better
to take a break. The longing festers…
It’s only been 2 weeks since we first spoke, and so much already.
And I must wait 2 months for Passport, 2 months of selling,
2 months of workouts..
Last times I called, he wasn’t in a talking mood. I felt awkward, like
I was irritating him, and that just led to frustration and feelings
of rejection, so I do not call. He’s in his cave, even though he says
‘call any time you want’… I want Him to call Me.
So now, for one thing, I realize he lied to me when we were together
before. He told me he was ‘tirty tree’, but his real birthdate is
four years later. So he was only 29 when we met! What a Brat!
A brash and bold, incredible Brat.
Now back to December 8th, his first call:
His questions came fast… Is your hair still long? Do you still wear
those dresses and long skirts? You sound the same, he said.
I can see you right now. I always loved your voice…. he’d never
told me that …
“Yes, I remember the hot tub…” he continued. “And it wasn’t just
the drugs… we went someplace else.” (… we had smoked the kind,
but god only knows what else he had done…)
“That was the only time I had Peace. I could fall asleep with my
head on you, on your lap. I never did that.
I was drunk most of the time… I was drunk that first night, but
you sobered me up…”
“So….when are you coming to Brasil? We can listen to Real Brasilian
music, and you can lay down beside me.
I’ll show you the Best of Brasil…”
He told me that after the first email, he had called my old number…
he still had my old shop card, from back in the eighties!
He read off the address, the phone… he’d kept it in a box since
the Legion. He said it was now a store in town, and
they didn’t know me.
My shop had been called ‘Celestial Dreams’… and up floated the
memory of that time early on, when the phone rang…
“Hallooo? eees thees Celestial Dreeeems?”
“Yes….. I’d like to order one celestial dreeeem, pleees….”
(snickers all around)
“Actually,” he added…. I’ll settle for an earthly one…”
So now he continued… “Right now I am alone. All the time. I have a dog.
I swim everyday. That’s Alone. I want to get a Boat,
I want to sail and fish. ” He said he was semi retired,
living on a small pension from the Legion…
“I have no enemies now” he shared. “And you remember
All my names! Only my grandmother knows all those names!
And I? ….I remember your taste…. you tasted so good….
…..you tasted like flowers.”