One Wednesday night as I sat doodling in my Religious School notebook I suddenly sensed his presence.
A Force Awakened me, causing the purple Flair pen to drop from my hand.
I turned my head toward the doorway of the classroom, and there he was. I’d seen Richard before, but on that night, I finally noticed him.
As he sauntered past my desk, I became captivated by his long, wavy, rebellious hair, groovy corduroys, Camp Kawaga jacket, and a smirk that just wouldn’t quit.
Thinking back on that night, I imagine it all happening in super slow-mo, and hearing this music in my head:
Richard’s Sauntering Music: The New Cars, “Moving in Stereo”
(Press the arrow on the left, and make sure the volume on your computer is turned up.)
The title of this blog, “There he Stood in the Doorway” is loosely borrowed from The Eagles song, Hotel California. I also tweaked the lyrics of the song a little because it sums up what was yet to come…
“There he stood in the doorway,
I heard the classroom bell
And I was thinking to myself,
‘This could be Heaven or this could be Hell.’”