Sometimes we get so caught up in life that we find ourselves stuck on the future. Will I pass my test next week? Will I ever get better? Will I be able to buy that house next year? Etc. We forget the magic of a single moment. The awe of snow as it falls and the peacefulness of the silence that comes with it. The joy of singing your favorite song, the laughter that comes with being in good company, etc.
Last night, I had no idea what I was getting myself into and, oddly enough, I didn’t really mind. The boy I went out with last week and a friend wanted to have drinks and his friend sings karaoke so we agreed to meet up at a bar near where he lives. I was looking forward to it after having dinner with another friend of mine. However, did I think I would be included in “shutting the bar down”? Nope! I can’t remember the last time, if ever, I was at a bar until 2 a.m. when the bartender gives last call. None the less, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. We had so much fun! And what a relief it was when my fears of walking into a crowded bar on Saturday night turned into walking into this itty bitty, whole in the wall bar with maybe 15 regulars in it! We would laugh and banter and he would occasionally give me a nudge by leaning into me. His friend, among others, would take turns singing and we would occasionally join in from our booth. There always seems to be a certain level of awkwardness and fear when meeting friends, not to mention this is only our second time hanging out, but I have to say, they were the best of company! The boys held all the doors and paid for drinks, despite my offer to do so. Chivalry is one of the things I adore most in life. I don’t care if you are 25 or 80 years old, the kindness makes my heart happy. But! The moment I revel in the most from last night was in the parking lot when he took me in his arms and hugged me! Or when he let go but kept my hand in is… Okay we’ll go with both! We must’ve hugged each other five times before leaving and I’ll admit, it didn’t make leaving easy. It’s the simplicity of being wrapped up in someone, being able to put your head on their chest and just be for a moment or two. Like the world fades away and it’s just you… At least until someone yells “Aaww!” Lol. Sometimes it’s a matter of just soaking up a moment. Not needing to know what’s going to happen next or where things are going. Just here and now, this moment, this hug, this happiness. Let it be enough.