When I first met my SpottieOttieDopalicious Angel
I can remember that damn thing like yesterday
The way she moved reminded me of a Brown Stallion
horse with skates on smooth like a hot comb
on nappy ass hair
I walked up on her & was almost paralyzed
her neck was smelling sweeter
than a plate of yams with extra syrup
eyes beaming like four karats apiece just blindin' a nigga
felt like I chiefed a whole O of that Presidential
My heart was beating so damn fast
never knowing this moment would bring another
life into this world
Funny how shit come together sometimes [ya dig]
One moment you frequent the booty clubs &
the next four years you & somebody's daughter
raisin' y'all own young'n now that's a beautiful thang
- Big Boi, Outkast's "SpottieOttieDopalicious"
Moments in time that you will never forget. Minutes played in slow motion. Life mirroring a John Singleton scene or the background moving slowly like a Spike Lee cut. Moments you will never forget, moments that have lead to so much more than just that brief pause in time.
More and more lately, I have been realizing that this happens so often. As I look back over the last couple years, I am able to draw quick conclusions of where it all began. I kissed him. He hugged me. I had his baby. The moment I had that first kiss, I knew from that very instant, the moment would change my life forever. Who would have thought that after this much time, that guy would still be in my life. Who would have thought those lips I used to picture talking to me over the phone line would be seen time and time again. Now on his daughter. Does he remember? Does he know he changed my life in an instant?
But what about the moments of wrongdoing? Do they play like a freeze frame as well? That first taste of Jose Cuervo sophomore year. I knew it was all downhill from there. That party, that guy, my friendship ruined... Slow motion.
I know I'm just rambling, just thinking about how unpredictable life can be. Whether its the first time you saw her. Or the way he kissed you that night. We all have had a feeling. A sensation of "this is it". Haven't we?
So weigh in...have you had an out-of-body moment? A time where for some reason, you knew you would never forget this pause in time?