I was attending a business reception when I first saw her from across the room. What I felt in that moment was surreal. It was as if she had walked right out of my dreams. She was, without a doubt, the most the most beautiful woman I had seen. I pointed her out and asked the guy next to me if he knew her? He laughed, “Who, Sienna? Good luck with that one!” Okay, nice to set reasonable expectations.
As much as I savor beautiful sunsets and sunrises, panoramic views of nature, and star-filled nights; none of these remotely compared to what I experienced looking at her. She was immaculate. Sienna’s long, blonde hair and blue eyes certainly pulled me in. Her incredibly tone figure and sexy curves were beautifully accented with fashionable stylings which only drew me in deeper. Yet, there was more…something in the way she moved that enveloped me in a dreamy haze.
The song Something by the Beatles, captures this mood perfectly:
There was such in a thoughtful look in her eyes and her smile felt was warm and genuine. Her hands and gestures flowed with sensual grace…sparkles of light seem to be radiate around her. I could sense her inner tempo and spirit as she flowed beautifully and sensually through the world around her. It was a lot to absorb in one glance, but I felt it. I felt her in my soul. While my reaction felt almost spiritual reaction, there was an equally compelling primal reaction stirring down below.
As a matter of practice (and self preservation), I try to avoid workplace romances. Despite the pressing temptation, I reluctantly yielded to my self-imposed restraint and decided not to approach her. Subsequently, I learned we worked in different parts of the country and only crossed paths with her quarterly meetings. Each time I saw her, the same physical and emotional response gripped me. I couldn’t seem to shake her from my thoughts. Maybe I could relax my rules about workplace romance?
By our third meeting, my resolve completely dissipated. I had to meet her. Our brief discussion centered around fitness and one another’s training and upcoming events. Polite but brief conversations would follow. I somehow managed to get through these moments despite feeling like I couldn’t form complete sentences around her. This was unusual for me, but there was something very unusual about Sienna. It felt like there were circles of light running between and through us. At least it felt that way for me. She was pleasant but so guarded and hard to read. I couldn’t tell if she was also feeling this magical energy.
Why was she so guarded? Maybe she developed that protective mask after being relentlessly hit on for years. Perhaps this is why that guy had said, “Good luck with that one”. Beyond breaking my self-imposed restriction about workplace romance, I really don’t have anything tangible to loose – not even my ego. Really, I don’t care if a woman rejects me. If you’ve read my blog, it might seem like no one ever rejects me but it happens. Well, I’m pretty sure it has happened.
Why the hesitancy? Her perception of me mattered. I didn’t want to be one of “those” men in her eyes. Equally important, if not more, was my perception of her. She was like a dream that had materialized in the flesh from soul. Being rejected by her wasn’t something I was prepared to handle. I needed at least some slight indication that she also wanted more. It never came.
Girl On The Moon by Foreigner captures the struggle I was feeling about my chance to touching the dream:
Time passes, and we no longer work at the same company and lose contact. I’m attending a professional society meeting in Chicago and heading out for a run. Coming off the elevator, I practically step into Sienna’s arms. Wow! There are dozens of hotels lining the Magnificent Mile, multiple elevator banks in this particular hotel, thousands upon thousands of people all over the place, and she appears in this huge city, at this specific spot, and at this exact moment. Incredible! The light show starts firing immediately between us. Sienna doesn’t get on the elevator. Instead, she wants talk with me. Now that is a good sign.
We randomly ended up at the same bank of elevators. I was waiting to get on and you were hustling off for a run. Michael, your gaze slid over me like a veil of fire and you ignited my deepest desires with that one single glance! I decided right then…WE will Be!❤❤❤❤❤❤ – Sienna
Once again, we have a brief electric interaction that leaves me dazed. Our interaction plays through mind over and over during the run. Damn it! Why can’t I form complete sentences when she is so close to me? She is running through my thoughts and pulling at my soul. What is it? I can feel her inside me and see our story so clearly in her eyes. Fortunately, the meeting will a few more days so I have time to rally and get myself together. I have to make this move. This could very well be my last opportunity.
The next evening I am relaxing near the bar with a small group of colleagues. Through other forces at play, Sienna finds her way to this bar and is folded into our little group. This is it. I lock her down in conversation immediately. I’m not giving the other men the slightest glimmer of hope with Sienna. We are chatting it up as the larger group conversation evolves to making plans to hit a pub outside the hotel.
The other guys are excited about the prospect of Sienna joining us, but she isn’t so sure about it. I focus in and ask her to come out with us…emphasizing that I want to spend more time with her. She moves closer to me and rests her hand on my arm, “Promise me you won’t forget me at the bar and leave me alone. You are the only reason I’m going to go.”
Sienna goes up to her room to change, and I do the same. After freshening up, I hop on the elevator and a few floors down, it stops and guess who enters? Sienna. Damn, what is it about this magic elevator? Sienna looks fantastic with her tight, stretchy jeans showing off her long, tone legs and perfect ass. I don’t mention Sienna’s ass in passing, it is truly spectacular. Her high heels take her look to a whole new level of hotness if that is even possible. Yes, I am drooling. Arriving on the first floor together, we look for the group but soon find ourselves away from the lobby…and alone.
We talk about the passion and almost spiritual feeling we sometimes experience during extended endurance-type workouts. The topic makes an important shift when we begin discussing how this same passion and spirituality is missing in other areas of our life. We go deeper and share what we value and desire in a relationship and the disappointment in not having found it…yet. Over a year of just scratching the surface, we are finally connecting on a deeper level. We share similar desires, but could we…would we find what we were looking for in one another? Slowly, I was removing Sienna’s mask and she was revealing herself to me.
Our ever deepening conversation is interrupted as the group finds us and we are swept up in the hustle for taxis.
To be continued…
If you are interested in exploring the Sensual Shadows series, you can find the chronology, brief story descriptions, and links here – Sensual Shadows
35 thoughts on “Sensual Shadows: To Touch A Dream (2023 Refresh)”
I actually started with the taxi but had to come here first. 🙂
We are tickled to have your browsing through the archives and leaving a trail a sunshine! 😀
awwww thank you Michael.
It’s nice that you include sweetness in your Sensual Shadows. I love that even after years of longing, you and Sienna came together, and now share each other’s passions.
Thanks for checking out one of our early stories. I wish we hadn’t waited so long, but Sienna was definitely worth the wait! We started this blog as another fun way for us to connect across the miles…savoring and sharing both the sensual and naughty dimensions of our connection. Thanks for visiting 🙂💖
Baby, I LOVED this post…reconnecting with the moments of our awakening…realizing the magic we share was always there in our eyes…dancing sensually behind our “masks”…waiting…wanting to be freed. You are more than I ever dared to dream.
My sweet Michael, I love your expression and sharing of your thoughts and feelings here. The way we connected and communicated with each other in that “one glance”, truly powerful! Our dance which began a long time ago only has become even more beautiful and eloquent as time goes by. I love you SO my prince! I love your connecting comments, all of the moments described are so vividly alive in my mind and I regularly visit them with a blushing smile and a full heart! xoxoxo
This is so sweet! I love knowing how people met and that pull between each other. You wonder is it just me? Are they feeling it too? And both of you were. Perfect!
Thanks Tis… So true! Our story and beginning is a powerful and magnetic one. We had years of such a powerful, being drawn to one another, type feeling… By the time we actually trusted and surrendered to it, ’twas an indescribable reality! xx
You two are the epitome of timeless love! I told a real-life friend of mine about the two of you….and your SMOLDERING online romantic musings lol. She couldn’t quite wrap her head around it. I said ‘hey, don’t try to understand….just go READ THEM’. lol – hope it stays this way forever. There are many out there who will never know love like this. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks Jalen, this was a very sweet comment. No doubt there is a smoldering love we have for one another!!! I think the key to keeping it is staying engaged and equally contributing. We are always learning more about each other everyday, just as any relationship with success should encompass. “Study each other”… This is a key element! It’s the ebb and flow of adoring love and “hot naughtiness” always woven together! Michael knows me so well, but even if he’s not sure or testing the waters on something…he will figure it out and we communicate!
That’s awesome, we love to inspire! And your Girl will appreciate!
Thanks brother, this was such a special comment, really means a lot! 🙂 🙂
don’t you just love that electricity? 🙂
Yes JK! And it sounds like you completely understand what Michael and I experience as described by such adjectives… nouns… verbs 😊
Yes, I get it. Thankfully.
I love to read how you first met and the instant connection you both had.. Amazing, when things happens because they are meant to be.
It’s funny I am also writing about our first date. 🙂
I LOVED your story too and want to go back in and read again!!!!! It’s been a busy weekend… Will cuddle up with some down time this evening and go back and read!! It is powerful I agree… It’s the glue to your connection with one another!
Awww thank you for the sweet comment about our first date.
I am slow but will post part two soon. 🙂
Yes it is, especially when one is long distance…
Hope your weekend settles. I am happy that I am able to catch up on blogs. 🙂
Thank you MariMar, I know you are very familiar with the energy and power of the connection that surrounds moments like this. Excited to see your magic with CJ as the story you are sharing unfolds! 🙂
Yes, I am and I am so lucky that I do. I never knew one could have this type of relationship with another human being. 🙂
We, as others that are like us, are very lucky.
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Such a love 🖤
I love fitness! Although I am not completely toned or have a good enough physique to be in the fitness shows, but I love what it does for me. I love connecting with others over it, like how you and Sienna did. It really helps in all areas of life besides “looking good”, ya know?
my Instagram is pretty much based around my fitness and how it plays into life.
I know you guys had a great connection on all levels. Do you think you will find that again? Or hope to again? Is there a chance of you two reuniting?
I don’t really think there will be a future with Sienna. However, I do believe in the magic we once shared and that I can feel it again with another soul. I love that you are in a great fitness groove!😊 I keep it going pretty consistently but have better periods than others, ha! Totally agree that it makes other areas of your life come alive as well including…the naughty side ☺️🔥
That’s good you still have faith/hope you’ll be able to feel it with another (if you aren’t already; without delving into or having you reveal your personal life too much). I always feel like things with people have a time and place, ya know?
Oh I get you on the fitness groove! Lol weeks where I’m in the gym every other day and then when I’m lucky to make it twice that week (where I try to make up for it with periods of outside activities). It can be a struggle! But worth it in the end.
I experienced romantic love with Sienna. You may remember the old post I did about this form of love. It is real but it is also cyclical and fades…unless recognized for what it is with purposeful steps taken to rekindle at least periodic moments of passion’s flame. For me, cuckolding is one way to do that. There are other ways of course. ☺️
I do remember! 🙂
Seems spicy and sensual
As do you 🔥Thank you 😘
Ay papi, you make me red blushing very hard.
And you make me very hard…and blushing ☺️🔥
I get caught up in each of your stories with Sienna. I never try to look for the specific order of any of your postings. I just love to read what I stumble upon at that time. They are pleasurable no matter what order I read them!
Thank you Angelica, this comment means a lot. While tend to tell my stories in a series format, I do try to give enough in each one to have it stand on its own as a single story. Your comment suggests that may be working and I really appreciate it. ☺️Sienna was quite a loving and very naughty girl 🔥