Friday, September 24, 2010
Day #30 & #31: his sign is finally flashing..open and ready for business.
In an episode of Sex in the City, Miranda declared that "men are like taxis." A man comes to a point in his life when heis ready, open, and willing to enter into a long-term committed relationship. Of course, the ready and willing lady has to be ready to hail her available cab. The trick is knowing when that light is on, and when he is finally ready to let you enter the cab.
I find this concept very interesting. I keep wondering if there's some predestined, predetermined point at which a man comes to the great revelation that "whoa, dude, I'm ready...let's turn that magical life-altering light." The problem is, unlike New York city cabs that seem to available in a great abundance requiring one to take one's life into your hands to dodge them, there does not seem to be a surplus of men with their "lights on." So, what is a gal to do?
In some sense, there is a real beauty to this process. Yes, patience is a virtue, but it's not so much about waiting around for him, but more about finding out who we are, and discovering what spectacular beings we are. How about this...it's not that we are waiting for them, it's that's our kindred spirit has not yet found us. I would like to say no, rather, I would like to declare that maybe, just maybe, it's time that we stop play the waiting game, and just start living life. Life should not be about waiting around for him, waiting for him to flip on the switch...hell, what about our switch?
It was once written that, "Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before finding the right one, so that when we finally find the right one, we will know how to be grateful." I do not believe in the concept of the knight in shining armor, but I most certainly believe in the idea of a kindred spirit. A kindred spirit is a noun defined as "a person who shares beliefs, attitudes, feelings, or features with another." Wow, do you think we could have him attach a resume to his lit taxi light...I know that would certainly help me narrow down my prospects. The point is, it's not as simple as a illuminated light...there's much more to it than that. It really is about finding that kindred spirit, about finding the person that shares your beliefs and ideas, and that you just seem to, pardon the expression, jive with. So, really, it's not so much about is he ready, rather it's more about two people, both declaring I'm ready and willing, and allowing all the energy in the universe to bring both of you together. That's what I call open and ready for business.