Sunday, November 18, 2007
So last night I bumped into one of my ex-girlfriends. Not the most recent. The one before her. She and I dated for about 6 months, at the beginning of last year. It fizzled out before the summer, the way short term affairs tend to. I was a bit annoyed and disappointed at the time, but that soon faded with time, so there's no lasting bitterness. But when we were in the same room at a party a year ago, I didn't really know what to say to her. This being same friend's birthday party we'd met at a year before, and the same party we ended up meeting at again a year later. Which was last night.
This time around it all felt like ancient history. And, oddly, it was really cool to see her. We only had a brief chat really. But... it felt right. She's a unique character. I feel happy that she's still out there with her own style, her endearingly scatty personality, turning up late as ever, just being herself. There's no resentment left at all, I just feel really glad that even just for a little while we were in the same space together, and had fun and made each other happy. I doubt we'll be hanging out together again and it's not like we're ever going to get back together. But that period there is a nice space.
It's been a funny old year, but it's little things like this that are wonderfully comforting. Perspective and time really do heal everything. (Throw music in there too, why not?) And although things were a lot messier with the most recent ex, I'm already feeling at ease about it all, and I know everything will be fine in the end. And I'll have lots to look back on and smile about when I'm an old man.
Life feels good at the moment. I feel genuinely blessed to have known so many cool people in my time.
Rilo Kiley sang that with every broken heart we must become more adventurous. I'm loving the adventures I'm having at the moment. Going to see Jenny and the boys live in Shepherd's Bush tomorrow night. I can't wait...
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