Saturday, June 19, 2010

Well that's sorted

I wish I could convey the feelings that come over me when I finally find something I've wanted for a long time. For me its like having a ten year old jigsaw puzzle with one bit missing, and finding the last piece in a cardboard box under a moldy old sock, while looking for something else entirely.

I'd like to think that all the bits I'm missing in my life will turn up sooner or later. I seem to have faith that things will sort themselves out in their own time, and when the smallest things do, I feel that the world is suddenly a better place for it happening.

Some days are better than others; some days it's hard to believe that these things or people will come through, but regardless the song remains the same.

Eight years ago I finally found the watch I love - the last watch I'll ever want or need. As far as the whole watch thing goes I'm sorted. The list slowly gets crossed off and the small gaps in my life get filled.

Niamh could not have known the significance of the amp she tramped back home for me. Twelve years in the making - I wouldn't accept it was here until I opened the package.
"You better make all the bloody right noises", she said, as I opened the box.

The strains of the story around the amps trek south were there to be heard - how she almost left it in Dubai, how she was screened by madmen security staff. White noise to my ears. Soon to be folklore, a story to be sure - she didn't realize that this amplifier was one more piece in the puzzle - a part in which she is now intrinsically linked forever.

God love her - if she wasn't already blissfully married I would have got down on one knee right there and then.

Amp: all sorted. Life - well, best not mentioned :)


Deadlyjelly said...

MarkJ did indeed get down on one knee, but only to stare beseechingly at his amp for 10 minutes.


Mark J said...

Like I said - blissfully wed.

Andy's a lucky man, and so am I for having such an amazing friend. x

Jacie said...

Love it when you write like this - brings such a smile to my face! And God love Niamh indeed.

Mark J said...

It's the little things Jacie - for now I'll take whatever joy I can :)

Jacie said...

"Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize that they were the big things."
Robert Brault

Anonymous said...

Yup, Jacie, I love that writing thing he does too.
Just gotta say though that amp Niamh lugged across the world doesn't look so little.


Mark J said...

Thanks for the lovely comments.

They make my day :)

Mark J said...

Oh and it was just the unit on the bottom that Niamh lugged from Ireland. The top unit was the preamp I brought over 10 years ago to make the matching pair. Pity was I couldn't afford the amp at the time. Years later when I could afford it they were no longer being made - hence my worldwide search :)