Throw Back Thursday (TBT)

Melanie Luca (or Mela as she liked to be called) sat exhausted at her computer after a long hard day’s work…  It seemed that work days got longer and longer and more and more tiring… Age and the years began weighing heavily on her…  And while she was still a lovely looking woman, she longed for those days when she was young and her energies were inexhaustible…  And what made it worse, today was another “throwback Thursday” (TBT)…  So, she was sure to see many of her friends on FaceBook (FB) post many of their youthful photos on their walls…  Mela always envied those, yet she never followed suit…!!!  😊

Today however, she felt that strong urge to show the world the glory she had once been…!!!  So, she looked thru her yesteryear photos and selected one that she felt represented her best… It was one from her late teens, early twenties… Mela posted it with pride…  She thought, “that will make some of them sizzle”…!!!  😊

As Mela scrolled thru her TimeLine to see who else posted what, she suddenly stopped at what must have been someone else’s TBT photo…  “Wow,” she thought…  “Those muscles sure look good on him”…!!!  😊


Alexander LoGrande (known as Alex to his familiars) exhaled heavily as he sat by his laptop, on the small living room table, hoping to finally relax for the evening…  His achy, tired body spoke of the many years of toil…  He could see himself in the wall mirror by looking over the laptop…  What he saw was somewhat depressing…  The age lines on his face were prominent…  He had grown a beard to hide his triple chins…  His shiny, ever-present forehead became ever more prominent because of his now coarse, ever thinning hair…  Hidden from the mirror, but not his notice was his well-maintained paunch…!!!  Alex was disgusted with himself…  How did he let himself get to this stage…!!!  😊

His melancholy and vanity got the better of him…  He went digging for some of his late teens, early twenties photos when he was buff and in great shape…  Those were the days when he lifted weights and did a lot of walking and jogging…  He was very fit then…!!!  He selected one that he thought would reflect well upon him…  He posted it with an element of pride…!!!  He really did look good, clean shaven, tight body, full head of hair…!!!  😊

Before turning off his laptop and turning in to bed to give his weary body a rest, he decided to scroll down a little bit to see what else came across his timelne…  And, there it was…  The most enchanting vision he had ever seen…  She was fair of skin with long corn silk hair…  Her sky blue eyes were a promise of the Heavens they represented…  She had a slight Mona Lisa type smile, just barely noticeable…  This young beauty must have been a total heartthrob in her day…  The only thought that ran thru his mind was, “where have you been all my life”…???  😊

In his mind, Alex started fantasizing of what it would have been like had he met this vision of loveliness at an earlier point in his life when they were both young, virile and energetic…  He could only imagine…!!!  He finally turned into bed, dejected knowing that somehow, he had missed the opportunity of a lifetime, an opportunity that he had never been given…!!!  Ahhh, if only…!!!  😊

2 thoughts on “Throw Back Thursday (TBT)”

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