Talk what you please of future spring
and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow.
–Christina Rossetti, from Daughter of Eve
Bell is working her way towards upper management. Armand is an exchange student beginning a summer internship. As Bell speaks fluent Spanish she’s been asked to mentor him. Even though she, forty years old, is twice Armand’s age, the sparks of mutual attraction are undeniable. Lengthy lunch conversations graduate to weekends spent walking up dunes to vistas that make their hearts pulse. In July, on a sugar sand beach, they share their first kiss.
In Spain, December-May interludes of passion are common. Also understood is that they seldom develop into anything beyond flames that rise high until the fuel is spent. Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow, but they accept that these impossible dreams will never be.
As sunset breezes turn crisp, their passion rages with blue desperation. You see, Bell and Armand have fallen in love.
Sanaa is today’s host of dVerse’ Prosery. Sanaa says:
This evening I would like you to write a Prose piece (of up to or exactly 144 words) which includes the line: “Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow.” – from the poem A Daughter of Eve by Christina Rossetti.