Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pirate Metaphors Ahoy

A better match than "Orlando" IMHO

I cant really be arsed, would have been a more honest answer to the question asked.

Thankfully age and experience has afforded me many a stoic face, stored away for occasions when friends ask if they can set me up.

How can I say that I'm interested, when I don't know the person concerned? Then, moments later, they admit that they don't even know her either....

"She's a friend of my cousins - she doesn't have any baggage", claimed my friend.
"I think she's thirty six or something - no kids".

On the inside I'm not even running for the hills; I cant be arsed you see.

Though all my years here I've realised a few things about what I want, and more importantly what I don't want. There's nothing in my strike out list that rules out baggage, kids, or age; my list is much, much more specific. Those other things don't matter.

I know what I want.

While I'm not that open to meeting people with a view to a long term relationship, I am into meeting new people. This faux "arranged marriage" only benefits those looking on - perhaps feeling they are doing their bit to save you from a life of solitude.

I have something to tell you; single it's not as bad as it's cracked up to be.

So what do I want ? All I ask is a ship and a star to steer her by. Who's to know where, or how long this journey will take. I know this feels right for me now - hand on the tiller with the occasional sharp coral reef lurking just below the surface.

Did I mention the bloodthirsty sharks?


Mark J said...

I turned off comments - mostly because I care. Back on now after I slept on it :)

Jacie said...

I agree .... with the Orlando bit! Just kidding I do know exactly how you feel. On the grounds that the more we search for something the more it eludes us I'd recommend the following: Chance is powerful Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish....:) ><>

Mark J said...

Arrrrh - you may be right at that :)

Jule's Short Story said...

Jacie is so right about chance and her advice is sound.

I wondered that if your friends knew a little of your wish list, they might intro you to someone more suited. Either that or leave you be.

You quoted a line from one of my favorite poems. I almost know it by heart. Watch those sharks :)

deadlyjelly said...

Wondered why you turned off the comments on this one. As your buddy, I pledge never to set you up on a blind date x

Mark J said...

And that, my dear, is why you're my favourite :)