Saturday, January 28, 2012

Phantom of Longing

Several days ago I was walking down my hall at college, and slipping under the door of one of the rooms next to mine were the strains of a familiar song. “Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime. Let me lead you from your solitude…”

The Phantom of the Opera was lurking on my floor that afternoon, spreading a melancholy longing for for an unknown someone to be “always beside me, to hold me and to hide me.” Subconsciously, that longing began to creep into me until...

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