Update, Part IIPosted: December 9, 2012
When last we left our heroine, she was at a party,
underdressed for the occasion, but happy.
She met many fascinating people.
She met a man
who asked her out
he was charming, funny
they subsequently went out several times,
first just to a cafe’ to talk, then to dine, then to walk and eat and laugh, then to a film…
And now our heroine is pinching herself–isn’t life Weird?? Yes. With a capital W. It is sweet to date, it is cheering to have company and to get considerate little text messages throughout the day. She’s not sure… about him, but partly because she is not sure about herself. What is she looking for? How can she know if he fits without knowing the answer to that question? It seems that most people know what they want when they find what feels right, what seems comfortable. Yes, it seems comfortable though still a bit in discovery mode. That, and also it is a bit challenging because the heroine finds herself with a brainy guy, maybe a bit complex, maybe holding his cards a bit closer than she is used to. Of course, she is an emotional and sensitive being and she is communicative, in her own understated cheery way. She knows she can’t expect him to be quite the same . Part of growing is realizing how human each of us is, how imperfect no matter how hard we try. So, taking it easy, trying to calmly observe and for the present to accept this gift of companionship and potential love; those are the orders of the day.
Even if it doesn’t last, it’s good now. If it does last, it had a good beginning.