Glass of water…

The first time I saw him, he was wearing a hot pink pants. (technically it wasn’t pink, he insists it is dark magenta and I disagreed. It could have been magenta at the time he bought it, but the QLD sun has done its magic to make it looks pink) James Brown was singing hot pants in my head and I really had to bite my tongue, so I won’t laugh. I do come across as a lunatic who smiles for no reason (often because I have songs playing in my head that are apt for the situation that makes me laugh, which unfortunately no one else can hear) and it is really embarrassing.

I do remember noticing his mesmerising azure blue eyes.

It was always easy to spot him in the crowd. He is really handsome and always well dressed and we met each other often at the coffee shop.

One thing led to another and we found we have so much in common. We both like Cappuccino with extra chocolate, we both prefer our drinks to be very hot  We both switch off the phone when we don’t want to talk to anyone and then claim there was no cell phone reception. I think the only difference I could think of is..when I come back home, I usually wash my legs and hands and jump in to my bed, so I can read. He can’t stand that. He only gets in to bed after a shower.

I had no intention of falling in love ever. I have a good life and I am happy with my life.

We got along well as friends and I was happy with that.

It was a very hot day and we were out all day. I don’t do well in heat and I was coming down with a migraine. I went to take a quick shower, so I could take my medicine and go to bed before my migraine got worst. I had not told him that I was going to get the mother of all migraine. ..yet when I came out of the shower, on the bedside table was a glass of cold water and my migraine medicine.

It was the glass of cold water that made me fall in love with him.

They say love takes your breath away, often not in a good way.. love makes you uncertain.. and nervous.. it takes away what you thought you know until all you know is you love someone..

I never ever wanted to fall in love because when you allow someone in to your life, then you are also allowing the possibility of that someone leaving you..  Yet I did.. because I would have to be made of stone not to have fallen in love with a guy who could do something so simple.. yet so caring.


18 thoughts on “Glass of water…

  1. It is better to have loved than not loved at all…..I hope it doesn’t sound condescending or judgemental ,its just that .these are the words that popped into my mind in the middle of reading your post .
    I really think you are lucky to experience and be experiencing such love … of respect and mutual understanding …..I guess its easy for me to say …yet I know you’d understand when I say – enjoy it for what it is ….making you feel good about yourself and everything around you and bringing out the best in you …..tomorrow is another day … you say at times – live in the moment and enjoy it for what it is worth !
    Cheers for A New Year My Dear!
    Warm Regards,

    • Nimmy: His favourite bird is a Galah.. and A pair of Galah come to eat the grass seeds from my lawn. I can see them from my bedroom window most I am fine when I see the Galah, cause he is still with me.. but when he leaves..and when I see the Galah.. how do I cope? How do I love each day, when I silently listen for his foot steps outside my door.. when I see a guy in the crowd wearing blue shirt.. and take a second look to see if it is him..

  2. “It was the glass of cold water that made me fall in love with him.” This sentence moved me. Sometimes a caring gesture, or a small act of kindness or generosity is all it takes to make us fall in love. I used to hang out with a guy. Once he bought me a packet of chips just like that, and another time I saw him buy a girl a candy bar simply because she wanted one. I fell in love, but unfortunately soon after all the kindness and generosity disappeared. I was miserable, but I feel the emotional roller-coaster ride was better than not feeling anything at all. I hope you guys find a way to work this out, otherwise, to repeat a cliche, “it is better to have loved than lost than…”

  3. The glass of water that changed the life! You are craving for love Sarah. So the water and every small things went into you. There need a change always. If it is for good it is good. How fast you changed your philosophy of ‘ no intention of falling in love as having a good life and happy with it’. These memories are sweet .

    • Bipin: I do not crave love. I have been loved very much by the people in my life. A medical college classmate has been in love with me for 26 years and is waiting for the day I would say yes… My professor at the Uni here has been trying to take me out on a date the past one year. Falling in love is not a philosophy. It is something that happens without a rhyme or reason. For me, that moment when I came out of the shower and found a glass of cold water on the bed side table… was the moment I realized that I love him.. because at that moment, I wanted him in my life..I wanted him to be part of my life. I was willing to allow someone in to my life. It was not because I craved for love..because the glass of water was there not because I love him, but because he loves me.

  4. He will come back with find another project and new longer visa!! Just ..”Hold the Vision and Trust the Process”

    Happy New Year! 2016 will be amazing!

  5. I wish and hope that he stays back and you live together forever. Sending you a big virtual hug. It is very difficult to find someone like you have, and since you have, I am very sure that you guys will figure out a way to stay together. May this new year brings loads of happiness and everything you wish for.

    • Dhanya: The only way he can stay is us getting married. I got married once and it was a mistake. I will never do it again.

  6. Happy New Year! I’m glad you’ve found love. But at the same time it seems bitter-sweet. While it is grandiose to say I’m not doing blah blah blah, it is sometimes better to hold airing a decision. Give yourself some time. Think of what you want with a ‘clean slate mind’ and then decide. After all, it is only one life you have and you don’t want to live it with regrets. I hope you find whatever is best for you this year.

    P.S. I loved reading your turn of words.

    • India Daram: You know how the immigration system work..Even though he is a dual British Spanish citizen, he still needs to jump through the hoops to get the visa to stay here..right now the only option is for us to get married, which I won’t do. I can’t. I made that mistake once and am not willing to do it again.

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