are they blowing out the candles or are they going for a kiss

I didn’t go to you that sunday morning to redeem my love. I was simply going to see a friend that I missed very very much. But then when you saw me I ran to you and you ran to me, and we hugged and you kissed me.

you kissed me

why did you kiss me? Why kiss me then cut me off the same week? What was the point of that? 

You kissed me and you lit me up once more only to try and blow out my candle. 

Personal 5/18/15

Your birthday was the day before mine.
Our friends got us a cake with our names on it. I liked the way it looked in the messy frosting font: Evan and Emily. When we blew out the candles I bet you can guess what I wished for, but I will say it anyway. I wished for you to kiss me.

That next night in a drunken funk I divulged my crush on you. Before you opened your mouth I knew what you were going to say and was bracing myself. You said so many things each a padded blow but a blow nonetheless.

“I love you as a friend.
I don’t want to ruin our friendship.
You are so important to me.
I’m not ready to be the good boyfriend you deserve.”

You walked me home and my roommate was met with the mess that was a heartbroken drunk girl. She tried her hardest to cheer me up and handed me a dandelion to make a wish. I looked at it and began to cry. I crumpled it up over and over with the rage that no wishes ever come true. My birthday wish to kiss you would never come true. This dandelion meant nothing to me.

A month later it was the last night before we would leave university. I had learned to suppress my feelings. But that night I allowed myself to be vulnerable again. We cuddled and I wondered if it meant anything. I was too happy to care though. Your arm around my waist felt so natural. That moment I could have melted into the sheets and ceased to exist.

You faced me and said you liked me. So many things were said and I don’t remember how it started but you kissed me. You KISSED me. We kissed and kissed. And the cheesy little hopefully dreamer I am all I could think of were those candles. Then the dandelion. My birthday wish had come true. It was late but it had come true.

Now we are at our homes far from each other during summer break but you are going to come visit me and we skype all the time.

The reason I’m writing this is because I still can’t believe it happened. There was always hope even when I didn’t know there was. Now all I am wishing for is to kiss you again. And again.

Ambassador Andrew Young playfully poses with former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield during Young’s 83rd birthday celebration Sunday evening (May 17, 2015).

“I don’t think I’m going to blow out any candles,” the youthful Young quipped during a brief interview just before the event, held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and benefiting the Andrew J. Young Foundation.

“I’ve got a few more things on my bucket list. Enough to keep me going another 20 years.”

In addition to the guest of honor and his wife Carolyn Young (pictured above as they share a kiss), guests included Mayor Kasim Reed and his wife Sara Langford-Reed, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr., film director Ava Duvernay (SELMA), Martin Luther King III, Keri Hilson, Evander Holyfield, Ludacris‘ wife Eudoxie Fabiola Agnan Bridges, comedian Chris Tucker and fiancée Cynne Simpson, Lyfe Jennings, Ryan & Marsha Glover and many more.

Photos from Young’s 83rd birthday extravaganza below…

T.I. looks quite dapper in his black & red ensemble.

Eudoxie poses with Luda’s mom, Roberta Shields…

In addition to the birthday celebration, the event marked the inaugural Andrew J. Young International Leadership Awards. Honorees included Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma.”

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Director Ava DuVernay shared the following photo online and thanked Young for being instrumental in the development of the movie ‘Selma,’ which was filmed largely in metro Atlanta…

Singer Lyfe Jennings and date…

Keri Hilson looks amazing as usual…

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his wife Sara Langford-Reed

Chris Tucker shares a laugh with the guest of honor…

Fox-5 News Anchor Cynne Simpson (Chris Tucker’s financeè

Bounce TV Exec Ryan Glover poses with lovely wife Marsha.

T.I. Evander Holyfied & Chris Tucker strike a pose…

Tip shared the following online salute to Andrew Young, who was instrumental in getting him through his legal battles…

Happy Birthday Ambassador Young!

Photos: Prince Williams (ATLPics)

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Celebrities, Dignitaries & More Attend Andrew Young’s 83rd Birthday Celebration… [PHOTOS] Ambassador Andrew Young playfully poses with former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield during Young’s 83rd birthday celebration Sunday evening (May 17, 2015).