I met TJ a couple weeks ago. Sometimes, you meet someone who is impressed with you in the same way you are impressed with them. I reckon something like that has taken place between TJ and me. The two of us spent hours chatting over the net the other day, and for both of us it felt as if only a few minutes had passed.
She’s a beautiful person, and I have seen summer storms rise over the mountains slower than she and I have come together as friends. She’s got a pleasant sense of humor, a very good heart/mind, extraordinary kindness, and an astonishing tolerance of me.
Her only deeply serious flaw as a person is she doesn’t read my blog.
Naturally, there are challenges to deepening our friendship. By far the most important challenge is she’s thoroughly married. That rather effectively rules out romance. Which might or might not be tragic. I have a feeling if she weren’t already happily committed to a very good man, I would have a chance to become an extraordinarily lucky guy. Granted there’s a much better chance that a pixie is currently farting rainbows a few feet beyond my kitchen window, but any chance at all with TJ would make me insufferably happy.
Of course, my insufferable happiness wouldn’t last. Too soon, I’d feel obligated to change my ways in order to make the best possible life for her. I couldn’t be with TJ without wanting to do my best by her. And there’s the rub. I’d need to change everything. Yikes!
At almost 52 years of age, I’m of the opinion that friendships are much better for me than romances. Friendships are a sane option. Romances are not. Fortunately, there’s not much sweeter in life than a good friendship — although chocolate comes awfully close.
Well, that’s my story of meeting someone on the net I find myself deeply attracted to — what’s yours? And how did it work out for you?