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Friday, January 26, 2007

"Summer lovin', had me a blast....Summer lovin', happened so fast..."

Nothing like a summer romance to leave you feeling nostalgic for a while, lingering on every little detail of every kiss, every look and every word. And that lingering goodbye, where you wish it could all just last a little longer...It'll all make a girl feel 15 again and give her those butterflies everyone seems to be after.
Halfway during my summer trip to Greece, I had my unexpected "Summer Lovin'" moment. He was French, not-so-tall, dark and oh so handsome, but I didn't tick right away. As we hung out drinking Bacardi breezers under the stars with the group that first night, I even thought 'nah, this guy isn't for me,' for no particular reason. But there were a couple of looks that tipped me off to the fact that he may be into me.

The second night, as we had more drinks under the stars at a bar in Milos, it was clear he was going after me, and our conversation flowed as we flirted back and forth, and our hands 'accidentally' touched over 300 times.

The next two days flew by as my Frenchie and I got to know each other a little better. And then there was the inevitable goodbye in Athens, after a long overnight ferry trip to the mainland. It was brief and cute...nothing over the top, with a customary and polite 'let's keep in touch.'

We emailed back and forth when I came back to Abu Dhabi and he went back to Barcelona, and the words on the screen just flowed. Virtually, we clicked unbelievably...I laughed and blushed as I read his words. Very cheesy!

I never thought I'd see him again until he started talking of visiting me here. When that didn't work out, I suggested we meet up in Europe somewhere. Since I had planned to visit a friend in Geneva, this was going to be our meeting point....a far cry from the perfect sun and sea of the Greek islands.

And so on my previously mentionned mini-break, I reconnected with my Frenchie from Greece. I was so nervous that it would be awkward, and truth be told, I almost wanted to cancel the whole thing. We had met when I was relaxed, tan, thinner, and it was summer...everyone is happy in the summer! Now he would see me pale, stressed, rounder...I didn't know if I was ready to lose the summer's magic.

We met up and said hello as if we'd left each other the day before. There were the inevitably awkward first few moments, but from then on, we clicked the way we did through our emails, and it turned out the couple-hating Frenchie with the mysterious air is quite a softie. He was all around cute, and even made my still heart skip a beat when he told me "You're part of my life now...you moved me."

The goodbye stung once again; I of course wanted it all to last a little longer, as I'm sure he did too. But it was what it was, and we're now back to our lives. And in my post-holiday blues, I'm left asking myself the questions millions of girls ask themselves.

Am I building up this fling in my head, making it more ideal than it really is, because we are away from each other? Maybe this could be something great, and we're just letting it slip by? Maybe maybe maybe...who knows.

Meanwhile, Frenchie has slightly restored my faith in fun, interesting and slightly unconventional men, and for that I'm grateful. I needed to be looked at the way he looked at me, I needed to be spoken to the way he spoke to me, I needed to laugh the way he made me laugh....without all the relationship drama.

6 Comments:

At 10:36 PM, Blogger nzm said...

Am I building up this fling in my head, making it more ideal than it really is, because we are away from each other? Maybe this could be something great, and we're just letting it slip by? Maybe maybe maybe...who knows.

What will be will be!

....I needed to be looked at the way he looked at me, I needed to be spoken to the way he spoke to me, I needed to laugh the way he made me laugh....without all the relationship drama.

You summed it up nicely with that last sentence, Sky - enjoy it for what it was/is, and don't over-analyse to the point where the enjoyment, fun, romance and all the other skin-tingling positive emotions are lost in angst and worry.

You had fun!

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger i*maginate said...

"our hands 'accidentally' touched over 300 times."

Yeah, that 300 times could have meant much more than if he had really been with you right now, in Abu Dhabi ;)

Females tend to look back on the past and romanticise everything. That dude made the effort to come visit you in Geneva; that spells a little more than just a "fun" relationsip, as the commenter above argues. The thing is, if he wants you, he'll let you know. AND: if you want him, you'll let him know. Is this love? Babe, YOU know.

 
At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Nona said...

Very Nice post you remained me when I first meet my fiancé before we get engaged how we clicked very quickly and started to think that every thing moves very fast, we have to know each other very well before we get in real love relationship as now we are, then he traveled back to UAE, we started to chat every single moment we can to know each other more and more, in fact we want to be more close to each other. Still until now every single moment we spent has its charm; every single word he whispered to me has its magic and every accidentally hand touch also has its fascination.

I keep 104 emails from him, every moment I read them I feel that charm as if it’s my first time to read it. I like it when he was ended his email with keep in touch I felt he mean I want to continue with you, to be honest as I want too but couldn’t tell him in that time.

Now we are planning for our wedding in August 

 
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