Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My Mystery Man

Ok, you won. :)

Let's call him Mr. Saint, or just St. for short. Why? It's a wordplay on his name. I took away one letter in his real name that occurs twice and changed the u to an i. Ready? Here we go...

We met in 2002 in a chatroom - talked online and on the phone for about 3 months before we met for coffee the first time. The relationship fizzled out at the end of December of that year, but in November of 2003 he contacted me again. We took up where we left off, and became even better friends than before. Nothing seriously romantic, but the spark was there.

I wrote this piece about him a year or so ago:

"This is the story about my guardian angel. You won’t describe him as a typical one. Not even after seeing John Travolta in “Michael”. His spiky grey hair and wrinkles, even when he isn’t laughing, oddly enough make him look younger than his age - 15 years older than me. Sometimes the age gap bothers me, but that only happens when I allow convention to get in the way of my reality. To top it all he has the most beautiful blue eyes. They look straight into the deepest parts of my soul.

He loves coffee. The first cup I ever made him was in my kitchen. When he hugged me while we waited for the percolator to finish, it was so much more than the hugs I’ve been used to. It felt safe, warm, familiar and oh so tender.

Way back during the first months we knew each other, I never knew when he would come by again. Every time he closed the door behind him, I unconsciously said goodbye in my heart. Not a sad goodbye though. The deep feeling of serenity I felt after each of his visits is almost indescribable. It lasted for days after he was gone…

He gave me wings! At first I didn’t trust him when he told me to jump and just fly. But he was so patient in explaining why I am strong enough not to fear flying. He gently took my hand and showed me who I am. He highlighted all of my strengths, and showed me that my weaknesses are actually challenges waiting to be turned into successes. He told me I am beautiful, time and again, made me look at my body with all it’s flaws and taught me to love it as God loves me. He made me believe that I’m special, that I can soar above the past, into an exquisite future!"

This is a love story yes, even though it's a strange one. Not the usual type of romance where two people fall in love and live it from sunrise to sunrise. It’s different in the sense that there is so much love, feeling and understanding, but on an unusual level of consciousness. It works for us right here and now. He lives in a town 2 hours away from mine, and the space this long distance relationship offers both of us, is what makes it work.

Telling you about this mystery man of mine might leave you with even more questions than you had before. I don't know how long we'll still be part of each others' lives, but right now I'm just focusing on the beautiful journey we're sharing.

12 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

OH WHAT A MARVEL!!! I am very glad that you have Saint in your life for the Now part of your life's journey

Artblog said...

Did you know that Mr A and I met via the Internet? wink, wink :)

XXX

Summer said...

This relationship sounds like it has been a wonderfully positive one. I hope you get more good things from it!

Geohde said...

He sounds just divine, my dear. :)

J

Lori said...

Ahhhhh. I am feeling very happy from reading this post.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Love trumps all.

SaraS-P said...

Love is so beautiful!

Carole said...

That is just so beautiful. I can feel the peace coming from you as you wrote this.
~Carole

Kami said...

What a beautiful story. I am so happy you shared a little bit about your St.

Mands said...

Two of my favourite things: a good mystery and a good man! How exciting!

Bea said...

Yes, talk about more questions than before! But it sounds like a wonderfully romantic thing.

Bea

Pamela Jeanne said...

There's just something indescribably lovely about connecting with someone. Very happy for you!!