Ordinary

sulfurv Marcela Bolivar

I stole the feathers of the mighty Phoenix and placed them on your head – in my mind, a hallowed crown fairly won by a man of high renown. I painted you with an old master’s brush, choosing dramatic and meaningful hues β€” as such, you became imbued with that particular Renaissance genius.

I went further and designed a lavish statue: inspired from classical antiquity, to bronze I added gilding, gold leaves placed ever so carefully, its artistic quality and sumptuous finish worthy of going back in time to Tuscany and being coveted by a Medici – Lorenzo, probably.

I described you with passionate words, chosen with a writer’s thirst for panache and Γ©clat, made you the hero of epic stories, influenced partly by historical tales and mythology.

Yes, I am – at times – guilty of being a romantic. Crushing disappointments too much to bear, unable to digest the lack of flair, the fabric becomes tarnished and so I can’t help but embellish.

I deliberately blurred, then erased the line between fantasy and reality. Who was I trying to deceive? You and me. Either way, the truth is: I’m sorry, but you’re perfectly ordinary.

Image credit:Marcela Bolivar@deviantart.com

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49 thoughts on “Ordinary

    1. Well, I LOVE Oscar Wilde and The Picture of Dorian Gray, so it might very well have inspired me subconsciously as I wasn’t thinking about that at all when I wrote this…but yes, I can definitely see what you mean. Poor basil though, I hope I don’t suffer the dame fate! πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much for reading and the informed comment πŸ™‚

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  1. Damn lady! Love the writing…would hate to be the subject of this piece! lol There is nothing wrong with being a romantic by the way. I hope you find that knight in shining armor…and I hope he appreciates his romantic warrior queen!

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    1. Thanks Matt, there isn’t “one” subject of this piece as such, it’s addressed to a few different people πŸ˜‰ As for being a romantic, I beg to differ…depending on where you place yourself on the “romance scale” of course, but if you’re fairly high up…you’re just asking for eternal disappointment IMO. I don’t register too high myself, I’m too realistic to be a true romantic…and I do already have some kind of “knight in shining armour”, thanks πŸ˜›

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      1. Our generation (1970-1985) were the smallest generation and so we’re special but rare and some sold out but the I thers? I never meet them.

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  2. Your style is uniquely awesome. Bring in mythology, history, romance, a hint of darkness and a twist of realism at the end that is finely balanced. Your brand of weighing the romantic with the real life is very enticing to your readers I must say.

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