Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Chat and a Cookie

There are a lot of good aspects to being single. Sure, there are more positives to being in a good relationship, but being single is cool. And perhaps the very sweetest nicest most wonderful parts of being single, are those rare, rare, rare moments when you meet someone and think... before any words or vows or DNA is exchanged... just think that maybe, you've found a reason to not be single.

What can be said about that moment? The possibility. The angst and anticipation. Oh that it could be bottled, how wealthy would one be? But how poor would your life be if you bottled the moment and sold it?

In English we lack a word for that moment, that feeling. In Dutch its called verliefdheid. It doesn't translate properly, but it's used such as "Ik ben een beetje verliefd."

It's amazing what can change in the course of a chat and a cookie.

9 comments:

Minka said...

It certainly is. We have a German eqivalent: "Ich bin ein bisschen verliebt!" 2008 sure is starting great, isn't it?

I Dive At Night said...

I'm worried! So many friends are having bad starts to 2008. But so far I feel blessed. I don't know what to think.

quilly said...

I know what to think. I think I want more details! (Although I do understand why they aren't here. How sad it would be if you gave it away. Some things need to be savored solely -- besides emotions just don't translate well into words.)

I Dive At Night said...

Ah but Quilly, the beauty of the moment is partly in the uncertainty. The moment before words. And the unspoken bits between words. So what is there to really describe it?

Doug said...

What kind of cookie?

I Dive At Night said...

Een Gevulde Koek. Big and buttery and terrible for the health. Delicious.

Doug said...

Well, that explains it.

Irene said...

She must be special..... Just like Quilly I want details, lots of them !!
An other thing: did you go to Starbucks today ? I think I may have seen you on television in an item about coffee places :-) It was on Editie NL, I think they have reruns later in the evening.

I Dive At Night said...

Doug, yeah it was the cookie.

Irene, I've got an afspraak dinsdag. Until then the story isn't written and thus I can't tell it.