* I was going to make this friends-only, but I changed my mind. I don’t care if someone stumbles across this. If someone I know asked me about my current situation, I’d probably express it better here, than if I had to do so orally. *
I’m so completely enamoured by her. Is this too weird, too naive, too soon? She is the same way, moreso, probably. She has more affection for me than she can express, likely more than I can fathom.
And yet, this doesn’t scare me. Rather, this feels so wonderful. I don’t mean, necessarily, the “relationship”, and all that is involved in such — the phone calls, hand-holding, touch of warm skin, or the surprises. I was so empty for so long, teased, ignored for so many years. I’d lost faith in any concept resembling “inner beauty”, because I’d lost all hope that I had any. And now here is this beautiful soul who has complete affection for me. Does anyone realize the amazing, inherent power in this?
Many (most?) guys are turned off from women who cling to them so quickly and strongly. But her affection has filled me up, made me whole. She polishes down those sharp, jagged edges of rough years past. She washes across me, erodes my hard outer shell, that always made me inaccessible to the world. She knows I have faults, and they don’t scare her away. God, I hope my feelings are not a knee-jerk reaction.
I do worry sometimes. Not fear that my affections will scare her off. Not fear that I will wake up one day and suddenly fail to have any desire. No, I fear that I will never be able to reciprocate, ounce for ounce, her affection, which she so justly deserves – and such behaviour would not be for lack of trying. But I mean, based on how much she’s already given, even if I gave all, would it be enough? She deserves so much more!
I found out this weekend that my grandmother knew my grandfather two weeks before he asked her to marry him. They were married 52 years, until he passed away earlier this year. Now, this isn’t WWII. How different are these eras, though? It’s times like these that I wish I was more of a sociologist. Then again, I have had the tendency to analyze things far too much. Maybe it’s good that I can’t and/or don’t.
It is too late to think deep tonight.
Wo ai ni, wo de ai.