Saturday, 21 May 2011

The hands of time - -

- - - moved steadily round the clock face, eating yet more of her precious minutes, she knocked once more on the shop door - still no answer - other premises were beginning to show signs of life as it crept up to 7.45am - the newsagent was positively busy - and the green grocer was putting out his stands - whilst across the street - a light went on in the one shop that might be able to help her. " Please, please be willing to open" she thought waiting for a gap in the traffic to dart across the road. She could see a figure moving inside as she hurried to knock on the door - the young blonde women opened the door looking slightly bewildered -
"Can I help you?" she asked
"Oh I do hope so, I had an appointment over the road - but she hasn't turned up - I know it's a bit cheeky - but I don't suppose you could do my hair could you?  Please? Please?"
"You mean now? Right now? I'm not open yet!" said the shopowner
" Please - - If you could - -  I don't know what else to do -- please - - - I had an appointment with the hairdresser across the road - but I think she has forgotten me - she hasn't turned up  - I know it is an imposition   - - I don't have much time - -  Please ?Please? -   It is rather a special day for me you see - I would so appreciate it - and there is still no sign of life over there" The young woman realised she was babbling stupidly even as she pointed across the road and looking at her watch - -   "You see - -  I am getting married at 11am."
"Oh my - what time? of course I will, come on in - what do you want me to do? Do you have a veil? Or a hat. My name is Karen by the way" bubbled the younger girl - - -

That's how I met the young woman who did my hair for the fourteen years I lived in that area. She decorated my hair with flowers on that day and I felt like a queen - and it rained  - - as I arrived to marry the man I have shared the last 25 years with -my beloved, my friend, my rock, my partner, my mate, the father of my children, he is my everything and I love him now as I did then and yes I would do it all again  - - and it didn't matter a jot what the weather did as he has always brought me sunshine!. Today is our Silver Wedding anniversary - - and it is raining! Do I care? No, not in the slightest.  - - - only I just would really like to know where all that time has gone - because the hands of time never stop moving do they?

Thanks for stopping by,
the first part of this story can be read here

'til later


  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story! Happy Anniversary!

  2. And may there be many happy years to come! Glad your story had such a happy ending, in more ways than one. ;)

  3. Congratulations to you too :D What a lovely story from 25 (and a little bit) years ago. Did you ever find out why the original hairdresser had flaked on you?


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