You know how in the movie "Big Fish" they say that when you meet the love of your life, time stops? Well, I never believed it for a second. Sounded like a load of crap if you ask me. I just never met anyone who was all that remarkable. Or at least not to me.
Sure, I've met men who make me tongue-tied, or fidgety-nervous, or whom has given me nearly fatal cases of verbal diarrhea. But time never stopped. And I always wondered if there was something wrong with me.
My message was simple but straightforward: "I think this life is killing me."
Of course I received a dutiful response asking what was going on. I was, at that moment, asking myself why I'd texted him in the first place. For starters, it was a moment of complete weakness, I admit. But I also remember thinking at that moment – between all the drama - that it would be helpful to go to my "happy place." And at that particular moment in time, HE was my happy place.
About a week later, he explained that he'd be in
He'd indicated that he'd be at Vestibule S2, and I made my way through the arrivals lane. I was stuck behind a red minivan and couldn't see to the curb. I slowly inched forward, and glanced to the right. Suddenly, everything felt like it was happening in slow motion, and as I raised my eyes up toward the people standing on the curb, I spotted him immediately.
And time stopped.
And after what seemed like the longest of pauses, he got into the car and we headed to Midtown. I brought him by my place to check out Zoe – he'd been with me when I first met her at the greyhound track, and I wanted him to see how well she'd settled into her life as a Midtown Hound.
From there, we went to dinner at Bacchanalia. Fabulous place – if you're ever in
But this story doesn't have a storybook ending.
In Big Fish, Ed Bloom gets the girl. But in my life, I don't get to have the guy. Because when it comes to the lapse in time – I think I'm the only one that noticed it. And I'm pretty sure that I'm the only one whose heart pitter pattered the moment he sat in my car.
And appropriately enough, on the ride back to my condo I heard the most fitting Johnny Cash song: "It ain't me babe, no no no - it ain't me you're lookin' for, babe."
And now time just drags by.
April 12, 2007 03:14 PM PDT
this is such a beautifully written entry. it made my heart sad! cause i've been there...we all have. nothing hurts like unreturned love.
but maybe he feels it too? how can you be so positive he doesn't?
April 13, 2007 07:11 AM PDT
Ah... if only thoughts really could become things. Because trust me, he is in my thoughts all the time. But I guess people aren't really just "things," are they?
April 15, 2007 05:05 PM PDT
What, no sex?
May 18, 2007 09:13 AM PDT
its called instinct. we know when the timing is off.... i hate that. it doesn't even help to say most of us has been there...but i've been there...am there...sigh.
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