RemembeRED: Lifting the Veil

Our heels clicked on the wood; one by one we descended the stairs.

Two sets of French Manicured toes peeked out beneath dresses that swished around our ankles as we matched our heartbeats.

Our fingers held tightly to one another’s.

My view through the ivory tulle was glistening; gauzy and shimmering with promise as we stepped onto the silky white runner.

Carried forward on a wave of love we glided up to meet him.

And I stood; past and future each lifted a side of the blusher while the sunlight streamed in.

One hand let go, as another reached.

She gave me away.

Your memoir prompt this week comes from Assistant Editor Galit.
Writing short posts is an excellent way to flex your word choice muscles. Which word is the most clear? Poignant? Direct?
This week I want you to conjure something.
An object, a person, a feeling, a color, a season- whatever you like.
But don’t tell me what it is, conjure it.

34 Responses to RemembeRED: Lifting the Veil
  1. Jessica
    October 4, 2011 | 12:29 am

    What a beautiful moment! 

  2. Mama Wants This
    October 4, 2011 | 1:13 am

    You conjured up that moment beautifully, Kir.

  3. Kimberly
    October 4, 2011 | 1:21 am

    That is a beautiful moment you captured here!

  4. pinkflipflops44
    October 4, 2011 | 7:37 am

    love it! great photo!

  5. dosweatthesmallstuff
    October 4, 2011 | 7:44 am

    I would've loved to have been there and experience your happy moment, Kir!  *sigh* a bride's veil… one of the most romantic things ever invented, I think ;) 

    Such a joyous, heartwarming depiction there, girlfriend.

    Much love!

  6. christina
    October 4, 2011 | 9:39 am

    this is SO beautiful. and the picture just sends it over the top! perfect.

  7. Jackie
    October 4, 2011 | 10:33 am

    Aww…. what a great post. Short, sweet, but so easily imagined….. even without the happy picture!

  8. Gayle
    October 4, 2011 | 10:38 am

    I love the underlying feeling of excited anticipation that I get from your piece.
    I so wanted my mother to give me away with my Dad and she wouldn't do it I was really disappointed by that.
    Loved this

  9. Tonya
    October 4, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Aw. I love this so much. What a wonderful post and memory with your mother. Amazing how much 100 words can say, isn't it? 

  10. Tomekha
    October 4, 2011 | 12:13 pm

    Awwwwww :) heartwarming – beautiful :)

  11. Elaine A.
    October 4, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Your words are so sweet but the smiles in that picture say it all too! What a lovely and WONDERFUL memory!! :D 

  12. Karen Peterson
    October 4, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    Such a wonderful memory! I love the way you've captured it!

  13. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    thank you so much. I'm so glad you liked it.

  14. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Hi! thank you…it really was a great memory to remember. :)

  15. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Thank you!!!

  16. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    I love these exercises, they really make you dig deep! I'm so gladyou enjoyed it and took the time to comment. TU xo

  17. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    First, thank you for this gorgeous comment, it made me smile. My dad was deceased, and my mom is "my other half" so it was a perfect moment….she and I are never really apart. ;)

  18. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    thanks Jackie…I'm so glad you liked it :)

  19. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    Thank you for your words,…so glad you enjoyed it. Isn't my mom gorgeous?? :)

  20. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:13 pm

    thank you so much !

  21. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    yes, when I "conjure" it's always a romantic thing for me. Love you right back girlfriend. xo

  22. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    thank you Alison, thank you so much.

  23. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    thank you Jessica…it sure was fun to remember :)

  24. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    thank you,,,,so glad ou liked it my friend. xo

  25. Jackie
    October 4, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    What a great memory, only made more beautiful with the photo!

  26. Kir
    October 4, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    thank you so much Jackie, really appreciating your visiting, reading and commenting :)

  27. Megan (Best of Fates)
    October 4, 2011 | 2:16 pm

    Beautiful. And I love how you used "gliding" it made the scene come so alive!

  28. Galit Breen
    October 4, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    This? Is perfection.

    I'm so glad that you left it as is- it's gorgeous!


  29. J. Bruno
    October 4, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    I love the imagery of your matching pedicures marching towards your future.  The photo at the end was exactly what I had pictured through your words.  Love it.

  30. Cheryl
    October 4, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    How beautiful, Kir! Thanks for sharing!

  31. jentos23
    October 4, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    Love this!! You look so happy on your wedding day…and so does your mom :)

  32. Patricia Iles
    October 5, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Awww! That is such a sweet and tender memory! Thank you for sharing it, and bringing us THERE. :D

  33. Jdaniel4smom
    October 5, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    What a wonderful moment! I love the words " One hand let go, as another reached."

  34. Bea
    October 15, 2011 | 8:10 pm

    I love this one! What a memory.


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