People Watching

Avatar Author: Cariad Ceffyl Lover of Poetry, Prose, Fantasy, Nature, Spring and all things Celtic. A died in the wool hopelessly hopeless Romantic, on a journey of sorts. I write fiction although, occasionally loosely, Very loosely, influence by li... Read Bio

People are an interesting lot. As I sit here, enjoying a glass of Pinot for the first time in twenty-six years, I reminisce over all the years gone by. I turned fifty-one yesterday and my life has taken many turns, but not so many all at once, as have happened in the past year. I look out the window of this cafe and see the many faces of society walk by. Each has a story, very different and yet in many ways, very similar.
I have been on a quest of sorts lately. Divorce forces you to think about things. I was content to be single and live my life by myself-as I wanted to, until last summer. The heart is so easily decieved.
Funny how love, or lust, or affection or whatever you want to call it, can change your perspective on things. Yet, I envy the couples I see walk by the cafe window. The college aged,the middle-aged and the elder ones- holding hands and enjoying just being in each other’s company.
I miss that. I miss having someone I trust, to share my heart with.
What happened to men who fought for the girl?

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  1. Avatar Reaver19

    They’re out there waging a never-ending war for your trust and affection. You’ve just been held captive for some years. I really dig this piece and hope to read more from you.

  2. Avatar Isla

    Great piece. And whether it’s fiction or not, I could relate to this story. It’s a treat to peer through a window and see the world as another does.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    First line: An not A, last line in first paragraph: Very, not Vary, (the second very is correct)
    This seems very personal. Trust is difficult to give out once you’ve been betrayed, however that is what it takes to love again. You can’t be loved if you don’t allow yourself to be loved.

  4. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    Thank you all for your kind comments. Corrections made Elsha, thank you.

  5. Avatar Miz Em

    I like this a lot and can relate both to the feelings after divorce and the people watching. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I wonder though, should twenty-six be capitalized?

  6. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    Thank you Miz Em for your kind words. Corrections noted and corrected.

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