Wait a minute... She's looking my way! She sees me! OK...Mark. Don't blow it now. Give her "The Eyes"
No... No... I don't have a bug in my eye! That was a sultry stare mixed with a wink! Now she just looks confused!
Wave a little more, keep her interested! Good thing I'm tall. I'm going to push my way through the crowd towards her. Pardon me. Excuse me. Coming through. Hey! Don't look at him! Keep looking at me! She's moving towards me too! This is good! What do I say? How can I catch her heart now that I've caught her eye? This is hard work!
It's OK. I'm up for it.
What will she want to know about me? Does she care that I'm a hopelessly romantic man who will sing Elvis and Sinatra to her? I can't sing, but I hope she doesn't care. Will she go to Disneyland with me? To church with me? Is she spontaneous enough to hop in the car and drive to Solvang for lunch and wine tasting with the radio blasting some classic rock and country? Does her passport have some empty pages we can fill together? If I cook something new will she try it? How does she feel about camping?
She's getting closer. I can see her a little clearer now.
Wow! She's lovely! She looks confident and compassionate. Her eyes tell me a lot. They’re bright like she is. She obviously takes care of herself. That's good; because I'm gonna want to be with her for a long time. She's smiling! She light's up a room with that! I bet she's funny, just like me. We'll make each other laugh. She's closer now. We're almost close enough to...
I take her hand. It's soft and warm, just like her. I'm finally close enough to look into her eyes... and...
I'm lost there.
"Hello. My name is Mark and I've searched for you for so very long. Please ... tell me your name______?
Fill in the blank...
Oh… one more thing that you should know about me. There is one song that I’ve always wanted a woman to sing to me. It makes no difference to me if she can sing or not. It’s not about her voice or talents. It’s about the song and the emotion she puts into it.
If she sings it to me, she’ll have my heart forever.
Movies (in no order): Rocky, Robin Hood (1939), Saving Private Ryan, Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Bing Crosby), Continental Divide, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Music Man (Robert Preston), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Books: I enjoy Clive Cussler, Harry Turtledove, John Birmingham, S.M. Stirling, anyone who can tell a great story.
"Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. All time favorite book! Best read aloud with you curled up beside me.
Random: Hugs that last a long while. A good steak. Building something. Rain. The color blue. The Rams when they win! Anything that stimulates my mind!
My close friends and family
A really good book
A big cup of coffee in the morning
The love of a good woman
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there’s no guarantee, but I'm not alone
There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone
If you agree... reach out to me.
"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." - Rhett Butler