It has been a while.


I haven’t updated my blog in quite some time. I wonder if anyone missed me? 😉

I’ve seen a couple of the other bloggers on a regular basis, about 3 times a week. And when I wasn’t with them, I was at work or studying lines. Ok not really studying lines all that much, but it did consume a portion of my time away from rehearsals 😉

I have also spent a fair portion of my time in a contemplative mood. Some thoughts are forming in this head I carry on my shoulders, and I’m not sure what direction they will go. I can’t really say much more than that, since the currents are in a general state of flux.

Anyway what brought me here tonight was something I read in a different social forum. I started thinking about love at first sight. Interesting because to me it seemed most people didn’t think it could happen. I believe that it does happen, and very frequently.

Now, I will state, for the record, that I did not fall in love with my future wife at first sight. That took at least 4 or 5 meetings, and at least 2 dates. Yes, we fell in love quickly. The wonderful thing about our relationship was that we kept falling in love for 20 years. It wasn’t always easy, but it was always worth it. We had a wonderful life journey that ended much too soon. My journey continues, and it holds and reflects the memory of her life journey.

But on to the love at first sight. I had that happen to me four times. Each time very special, and each time resulted in a very long term relationship. I fell and fell hard the first time I met each daughter. At first, that love was very one sided, but it did grow. As they grew and matured, I loved them enough to let them go on their own journeys. I love them still and more each day. The one thing I’ve learned over my life, is that you can never say “I love you” enough, there is always room for saying it one more time.

6 thoughts on “It has been a while.”

  1. I’ve missed your posts and yes I am one of the few you have seen 3 days a week the past few months ;). OHHH… it’s going to be even more next week. I dunno about that. Well… I think the end of the season will come off nicely. Then a bit of a break for the holidays.

  2. Were you gone? 😛

    Welcome back! I know I was busy myself during tech week for J&H and let two weeks go by so I am certainly no stranger to large gaps between posts. 😐

  3. YES – I missed you! I was days away from writing a “Where are you??” comment, but I also wanted to be patient because you had mentioned earlier that any spare time you had would be spent learning lines.
    I like this post, even though it’s vague. Maybe someday you’ll be able to share all of what you are thinking about these days.
    I’m really glad you found time to post before your show, and I hope to see more of it!!!

  4. I’ve missed you! I liked your post too. I never thought about love at first sight like that but I think I agree with you. By the way…and Papa I don’t think I said I love you near enough.

  5. @Betsy – excellent use of the Dan Fogelberg quote. That is a wonderful song.
    Daddy – I agree with your “love at first sight,” but wish to expand it to “first look, feel or tell.” I loved Drake the first night I knew I was pregnant, and I hadn’t seen him yet. B says he felt the same way, and continues on to say that he was well on his way to loving Drake before he even existed.
    A note, though. You say you loved “fell hard the first time I met each daughter.” Does this include me? Where does that fall in the meeting and falling in love with Mom?

  6. Draclet, You should know how carefully I choose my words. (And no you can’t play _on_ the computer.) Those questions are another blog post.

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