So while visiting the family a month or so ago, everyone wanted to hear about the new guy. Of course I’m not really the type to go gushing about a guy except to close friends. And some of my closest, well, I still haven’t discussed with them my Luke Wilson look-alike. Not because I’m ashamed in any way. Dude is smart and hot and makes me giggle. But, I am a somewhat cautious person.
Especially when falling deeply and giving up those 3 special words. Ya know: I wuuuuubs you.
To me it’s funny that people were asking already. I mean, I know there’s love at first sight. I know some people have married after a couple of months whirlwind romance. Heck, I could have convinced myself when I was younger to just fall and let me land wherever.
But I’ve grown a little. And I don’t need any fresh scars. I try to learn from my mistakes. So instead of just running with open arms into love, I’m trying to take it one day at a time. I’m not saying that I won’t let myself fall. It’s just that I won’t speed things up. I want to get to know this person I’m with inside and out. Build on that connection I felt when first meeting him. Not let our relationship be built on sex, but a combination of physical, mental, and emotional respect and honesty.
Those same people who seem perplexed that I’m not gushing in love are the same with many failed relationships and marriages. No offense to them, but I’m trying some different. I don’t want a whirlwind romance. That’s the stuff of plays and novels. Romeo and Juliet frackin DIED for a so-called love at first sight. No thank you, check please. I’ve had my meal at the restaurant of crazy. How about I fall in lust first with his brain and personality. And then find comfort in the way he treats himself and me. The passion that’s brought up naturally between us. Not hidden behind games or false faces. Not on anyone’s deadline.
I wrote all of that about a month ago. And then the other day I told him those words. And I got them said back to me.
I laugh at myself, but it came out naturally.