Friday, August 7, 2009

The Doctor

Mr. Doctor picks me up for our second date soon after I arrive home from work. He mentions that it smells like something was baking and I have to confess that I have a slight addiction to chocolate chip cookies.

We decide to go for a hike up Green Mountain. Because of all the rain we've been getting this year, the mountain truly is green. He asks me some good questions that take a little time for me to answer. I try to do so without showing that I am low on breath climbing up the hills. He uses this trail as his daily running course.

Once we get to the top of the mountain, he pulls out a kite that he recently bought. We put it together. Well, mostly he puts it together but he is kind enough to show me what he is doing and include me in the affair. Then, he hands me the handle and helps get the kite going, and before I know it I am flying a kite for the first time in my life.

Something about the experience of watching the little raspberry diamond soar higher and higher in the air makes me feel like I'm flying out there with it, like anything is possible and the world is fantastic. He has given me a little piece of childhood I didn't have before.

We sit on some rocks and he pulls out various fruit from his bag. He confesses that he has a bit of a cherry addiction himself. He recently found some on sale for 99 cents a pound, so he bought 39 pounds of them. I joke that if anybody wants to find him, they can just look for the trail of cherry pits.

We eat and talk. The conversation is easy and wonderful. I feel both at home and also inspired by what he has to say and what he draws out from me. Time flies with Mr. Doctor and before I know it, the sky has changed from heated sunny blue to dusky gray. It is a lovely place to watch the afternoon shadows play and hide across the valley and it is a romantic view of the city lights as we walk back down in the semi-dark.

He takes me out to a fun Mexican place near there, which is also near where he lives. It looks like Casa Bonita minus the cliff divers but the food is much better. Conversation continues in the same vein. I'm a little amazed that it is coming so easy and yet is so good. We seem to have a lot in common and seem to have a good understanding of each other.

I'm not sure if this means anything, but his birthday is four days after mine-same year. We are both born under the sign of Pisces and I feel like at the moment we're two fish swimming side by side in a lovely quiet stream.

We gently circle around the idea of us being in a relationship. Although we never make full-impact with the notion, we talk about where we are at in general, what we are hoping for and what we want to avoid.

He gets me home right when I wanted to be back (I'm an early bird and have had some trouble sleeping lately, so was happy to be home early enough to try to get some good sleep). We both said we'd like to see each other again soon.

I hope we will, and I also hope that I can hold myself back from hop scotching ten spaces forward. No matter what happens, even if I never hear from him again, I want to enjoy the moments that have been given to me.

1 comment:

  1. That was lovely my dear Jenny. I am glad you had such a special day and I also hope you have another (maybe with or without Mr. Doctor).
    Thanks for the heartfelt read!