The Introduction

The prompt this week at Write on Edge was: describe a face to face meeting which, for better or for worse, didn’t go as planned.  This “meeting” popped into my head immediately.  For more stories, head over to Write on Edge! 

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It was probably the least likely place that I expected he would suggest to meet.  I had been there before, of course, shoved between men and women around my age with ice clinking gingerly in my glass.  I remember being pushed around easily in the place – never being able to stay near the group of people I came with and surrounded by strangers far too eager to pay for overpriced liquid courage.  I was 80% positive that a girl had puked in the bathroom the weekend prior.

I thought about calling it off.  I really did.  There were too many things that scared me.  What if I don’t like him?  What if he doesn’t like me?  What if we have nothing in common?

Instead, I was late.  There are far few events that I am actually on time for.  He responded quickly that he didn’t mind and it was the first good sign.

Luckily, he picked a night during the week and so it was quiet.  We could talk and talk we did.  We started off easy discussing some things that we already knew that we had in common… crossfit, paleo, family.  Then, the surprising things happened.  Like, how was he the only one to get me to talk about my blog?  Or, the way he laughed for no clear reason.  I would later find out that he does it because he’s happy.

It ended at exactly the right time – not too late and not too early.  It wasn’t dramatic, a fairytale or a damsel in distress situation.  It was simple and I had no idea how it was going to end.

But, it was definitely the beginning.

13 thoughts on “The Introduction

  1. Ah, yes. I remember times like this. Not knowing how it’s going to end but knowing it’s the beginning. My beginning happened three and a half years ago. How will it end
    ? Who knows. But we did get married just this past May. Our new beginning. Thank you for this. Nicely done!

  2. I, too, like that moment where you don’t know an “end” but know you’re experiencing the beginning of something. You used some great details here, like admitting to not being on time for things, and it being a good sign that he didn’t mind.

  3. Aw, what a sweet moment! I always like the start. The anticipation. The what if stage. My husband is my husband because he was the first to keep the start going. Each day I look at him with the same anticipation and what if we actually manage to grow old together.

    This was a heartwarming little piece and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it!

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