Saturday Centus – Wk#136 – Prompt: Was it just last week… – 105 words – “Her Smile”

08 Dec

Was it just last week she was begging me for a bedtime story?

“Ready, Dad?”

“You look beautiful, sweetheart. I’m so proud.”

I gave a nod to an usher at the door. The music changed. We could hear Pachelbel’s Canon in D commence. My daughter knew it had always been a favourite of mine.

One last time I walked with my little girl. A tear, a mixture of sadness and joy, came to an eye. Ahead, his face beamed at the sight of her. Soon they would be wed.

I whispered, “I love you more than life.”

Her smile will stay in my memory forever.

Wedding Smile

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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


6 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#136 – Prompt: Was it just last week… – 105 words – “Her Smile”

  1. Ruby Manchanda

    December 9, 2012 at 02:14

    This is heart touching

    • Ross Mannell

      December 15, 2012 at 06:40

      Thanks for the comment.

      I wonder how many parents have felt this way when they see their children grown and taking up a life together?

  2. Anonymous

    December 30, 2012 at 04:30


    How perfectly you captured my emotions at my daughters wedding.

    When I hear the first notes of Canon, I am always frozen in memory.

    Of the memory of her in her white dress…

    and the memories of all the time that came before.

    Happy New Year, Ross.

    • Ross Mannell

      December 31, 2012 at 08:32

      Thanks for the comment.

      Weddings are the making of memories, especially for a parent seeing their child taking another big step in their life’s journey. 🙂

  3. Jenny Matlock

    December 30, 2012 at 04:31

    Happy New Year Ross.

    I don’t know if my comments are working so I will post another just in case.

    Whenever I hear the first notes of Canon I am transported.

    Both to memories of my daughter in her white wedding dress…

    …and to all the time that came before that moment.

    This was so poignant.

    I remember.

    • Ross Mannell

      December 31, 2012 at 08:35

      Thanks for the comment.

      Pachelbel’s Canon in D has been a favourite since I first heard it as a teenager. I know why it’s a wedding favourite and why it can invoke memories. In the time of hippies and drugs for the sake of a high, Canon was my high without the need for anything artificial. 🙂


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