The other night I had an evening where I met the most incredible man I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in a LONG time. So, my question to the readers out there is; is there such a thing as ‘Love at First Sight?’
I met this woman the other week (true, we’ve only been friends for a couple of weeks, but I feel as if we’ve been friends for a lifetime… strange). Anyway, at the last-minute, she messaged that she was having some friends over and would I like to come for dinner; to which I replied, “sure!” (free meal? Count me in!)
After receiving directions, the plan was we would have dinner then off to a club for some drinks, music and dancing (how delicious!). I managed the directions and found myself at her place. Knocked on the door and was greeted by my friend. I felt a bit over dressed; but hey, I was going clubbing after all. As I walked through to the kitchen/living area, I was greeted by her guests my eyes were immediately drawn to the most stunning figure of a man seated in the center of the couch.
The necessary introductions were made – I think I even held my hand to him first without even realizing I completely ignored the gentleman next to him… (How dimwitted of me and embarrassing now that I think of it) – I was just so mesmerized! Then to meet his children and the gentleman next to him, turns out, was his father. They were all the picture of perfection! No other way of putting it; so cleansing just sitting in their presence.
I realize that there isn’t any hope of anything going anywhere and that possibly this is just a friendship… but the question still stands and it is at moments like this where I truly wish I had a crystal ball so I could see into the future… Maybe it’s best not to be able to foresee our futures and simply glance at the scenery around us, breathing in the fragrances as we walk along our paths into our unknowns.
I don’t know what is in the cards, there is no telling (nor should there be); all I can be assured is that I am happy today and was happy in those moments of meeting such wonderful people. That is what life is all about is it not?
In closing, I share a poem I’ve found that describes my feelings to a tee. Again, I feel a bit foolish, but it does feel good to know I have these feelings again and to not be over rot by fear.
I’d rather have the thought of you
To hold against my heart,
My spirit to be taught of you
With west winds blowing,
Than all the warm caresses
Of another love’s bestowing,
Or all the glories of the world
In which you had no part.
I’d rather have the theme of you
To thread my nights and days,
I’d rather have the dream of you
With faint stars glowing,
I’d rather have the want of you,
The rich, elusive taunt of you
Forever and forever and forever unconfessed
Than claim the alien comfort
Of any other’s breast.
O lover! O my lover,
That this should come to me!
I’d rather have the hope of you,
Ah, Love, I’d rather grope for you
Within the great abyss
Than claim another’s kiss-
Alone I’d rather go my way