Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The right person
Would you believe that I, the couch potato rarely watches TV nowadays? But since I discovered this TV show entitled "Brothers and Sisters", I make it a point to watch it every Mondays on Studio 23. They also show older episodes over at Star World, I'm not sure of the exact day.

It stars Ms. Sally Field, Calista Flockhart (Ally Mcbeal herself), Rachel Griffiths (Brenda from Six Feet Under) and a bunch of hotties who play the brothers in the Walker family. A mature show about 2 sisters, 3 brothers and their recently widowed mother played by the effervescent Sally Field. It has its light comedic moments as well as dramatic sequences and they delve into topics like infidelity, the war in Iraq, and the U.S. presidential elections among others.

A recent episode dealt with Nora Walker going out on a date. Her first date after her husband died. Her children were giving her all sort of dating advice but it turned out pretty well. The conversation she had with her date touched a nerve.

David: You're missing your husband.
Nora: Yes. Do you ever miss...um?
David: Cheryl. Sometimes.
Nora: What happened? Can I ask?
David: Well to tell you the truth I'm not really sure. We waited a long time to get married because.... Well, I'm not really sure about that either...
Nora: You were playing the field?
David: Not that much actually. I just never met the right person. The person that makes you feel like you'd better hurry up. Like there's never going to be enough time.
Nora: William made me feel like that. Its been its own perfect little hell finding out about all his betrayals. But, when it was good ... he made me feel like this whole world- like this whole big beautiful world, was lucky to have me. Little me. Some trick, huh?
David: Not at all.
Nora: Sometimes it hurts so much to remember.
David: I think ... it would hurt even more to forget.

Ever since I met D, I've felt that way. A certain sense of urgency that there are so many things we need to do before time runs out. Well for one, the fact remains that we are already in the 4th decade of our existence. But sometimes deep inside I keep wishing we had met earlier, much earlier. So we could have gone traveling together, celebrated more birthdays, Christmases and important occasions together. We probably could have gotten our priorities right, saved more and taken our time before we start a family. You know just enjoy each other more without feeling the need to rush. This probably sounds like I am being pressured to get married and I'm not ready to settle down. I'm not ... being pressured that is. I know I am ready. I have never been this sure about anything in my life. A few months ago, I had my doubts about my ability to compromise but I have always felt sure about D being the one. I won't say that I met Mr Right but merely that I met the right person for little me. =)

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