Still, …

Diana escondida

Wistful, perhaps that’s what he was feeling, vaguely regretful longing, tinted with a touch of melancholy and, oddly, nostalgia as well.

Odd because the misadventure was dynamic, in process, albeit barely. That was a major part of the problem. She was late again, very possibly again about to fail to arrive as promised, and as was becoming all too customary, his noon had faded to afternoon and evening was drawing nigh and night not all that far behind.

Too many who cared for him would be all too happy to explain the cause but he was not at all interested in hearing their observations, or listening to their advice, observations and advice his own common sense kept trying to interject but which he, at least so far, managed to keep at bay. Damn common sense anyway, it was hardly infallible. Still, …

Wistful, perhaps that’s what he was feeling, vaguely regretful longing, tinted with a touch of melancholy and, oddly, nostalgia as well.
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© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2018; all rights reserved.

Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen). Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at guillermo.calvo.mahe@gmail.com and much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.

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