Sunday, July 25, 2010
Today I met someone new. I have seen him from afar many times and a few times we have even brushed shoulders, but never exchanged names. I set out to meet this mysterious character about two weeks ago. It was more difficult to coordinate our schedules than I expected. Not wanting to show my desperation, I hoped for a chance encounter. I knew he was in the same town, I just had to be in the right place at the right time. When shopping at Wal*Mart and Target, I would linger in the aisles hoping to see him. I knew his crowd and skirted around their edges, but he eluded me. I am actually very close to several of his type, but I wanted to meet him for myself, on my terms. When I got up this morning, I had a feeling today would be the day. The girls and I set out on our adventure, but I didn't tell them exactly what we were doing. I heard a rumor he would be at Michael's today so that was stop number one on my trip. We entered the store discreetly like any other customer. We cruised the aisles, casually looking at the scrapbooking supplies but constantly on the lookout for him. I knew to look carefully because sometimes he seems almost transparent. Not seeing him, I sauntered to the wedding aisle. Just like at Wal*Mart, I saw his kind but he was not there. Without revealing my urgency, I asked a store employee if she had seen him recently. She said she had and instantly took me to where he had been. We were several yards away and she stopped. She could see that he was no longer there. Sensing my disappointment, she took me over to the spot, telling me all about his good looks. I didn't need her to tell me, I knew already. About to give up, I glanced one more time and saw him! We both had to do a double-take, but we both knew it was him! I instantly grabbed him, threw some money at the cashier for my items and rushed home. It wasn't until I was safe in my room that I actually looked him in the eyes. He is currently resting on my bed. I don't have the heart to tell my dear package of vellum paper the plans I have for him tomorrow. I know that we won't be together long for I must share him, but we will always have our memories.