So, as the tag says, this is a serious post. Serious meaning real life experience and not fictional, and not meaning serious in tone, which I freely admit is exaggerated for effect. But not my much.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever" - John Keats
I saw a girl today at Walmart. No, not just a girl--a woman. She was the most attractive person I have ever seen. I felt like the Russian emissaries first experiencing the divine liturgy--for I knew not whether I was in heaven or on earth. Such joyful sorrow flooded my heart and soul, for in that moment I experienced life to the fullest, and yet I knew I would never be granted a private audience with this angelic being. The Archangel Michael and Satan fought over the body of Moses. And likewise within my heart I could feel demonic lust, and that which is made in the image of God, making war over the body of this woman. "I am the image of God, and am drawn to wickedness" St. Gregory the Theologian said. Indeed. In the end Satan lost, for I went back into the store to steal another look at her, but before I could buy the 20 oz. soda I was planning on getting, so as to place myself within feet of her presence, I decided to abandon my daring scheme, not out of shyness or insecurity, but because the Archangel had gained the upper hand. I stood triumphant as I waited for the bus. But I will never forget that cashier at Walmart. And God protect me tomorrow when I will most likely see her again.