Mickey & Minnie

My favorite movie love scene is when Mickey kisses Minnie and pop-pop-pop, little red hearts appear in the air between them.”  – Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni

I lost count of how many times this (a version of it) was whispered in my ear.  “And-a the little hearts-a go pop-pop-pop….” This was the Mark Daves equivalent of a seductive line and yeah, he scored with it.

We lost our romance. Cancer beat it out of us. We had glimmers of it, rarely. We turned into patient and not-the-patient, still a team, but not us.

Mark died six months ago today. Sometimes it feels like he’s been gone for years.

I miss him so. I wish that we’d had the chance (had taken the chance) to have our good-bye.

As it is, there are few memories more precious to me tonight than that last slow dance in the kitchen.






About Vicki Caroline Cheatwood

Writerly. Rebooting. Evolving. Searching for great chicken salad.
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3 Responses to Mickey & Minnie

  1. Ellen says:

    Oh sweet woman. Just, oh……

  2. Lise says:

    This is so beautiful…I hope you find that “pop-pop-pop” again.

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