There He Stood in the Doorway

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.)

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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.’”






  1. That gorgeous, wavy hair ! I could just picture Richard sauntering in to the room in slow motion !

  2. You’re so funny & I am privileged to be your daughter!

  3. I don’t think I can grow my hair out like that any more, but I still have the jacket and the corduroys!

  4. so great, i totally get his allure )


    • Thanks, Beth. That smirk 😏! That hair! Is there an emoji for hair? Thanks, again!!

  5. Can’t wait to

  6. I am everlastingly grateful for your taking him off our hands. And that is after really enjoying his company in Florida for the last few days.

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