True Love Forever
I have always thought that I knew more than a little about love. I guess we all think so at some point of time. But then we come across someone who flounders every rule that you conjured in your mind and bends and mutates all your ideas about love and romance. I had a similar experience recently. I was on my way to work when I chanced upon Jeffrey. Remember him? Yes, I'm talking about Kate's ex-boyfriend. We had lost touch because he changed his number and I lost his new one. When I met him, I asked him for it. He pulled out his wallet to give me a card.
In the process, he dropped the wallet. It fell open and I saw a picture of him and Kate against some waterfall. It could be a theme park. He noticed my glance. He picked up the wallet and gave me a sad smile, "Some things never change, Bob. They don't get substituted. They never lose their importance." He handed me his card and walked off. My gaze followed him till he turned the corner. I felt humbled. Here was a man in love. Silent. Resilient. But very much in love. Wonder what Kate would say about it if she knew.
Special Good Nights
There's something really cute going on between Adrian and Cathy. Yeah, I can see your round eyes at the word 'cute', but when you know what it is, I'm sure you guys would agree that the word is appropriate here. Cathy's room partner is very prone to wake up easily. So Cathy can't talk late into the night. So Cathy thought of a way to be together till they crash in. They write text messages to each other, late into the night. Sometimes this message exchange stretch till the wee hours of the morning.
I was unaware of it till very recently. When I crash in, I generally turn in very fast. So I didn't really notice Adrian texting away happily. When I did, he was a little embarrassed to tell me all about it. He took it for granted that I would find it hopelessly, maybe even foolishly romantic. He explained that these nocturnal messages meant a lot to him. "These make me feel that we are always connected!" he told me with a proud twinkle in his eyes. Though I didn't tell him, I'm telling you guys, I really don't find it foolish or hopeless. I'm all for every way that suits you to express your love. How ingenuous you can be here is what makes or breaks a romantic!
As a Zen quote, here's a piece of advice from Rose F. Kennedy: "Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night's slumber, and you can't settle anything until morning anyway." Smart, eh?
Send Everyday Greetings!
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這些天在電視與平面媒體上， 很難看到你們的笑容， 往往出現的只有你們和智怡嫂子的身影， 說來你們不信， 幾個月前Google和上了維基之後， 才知道你們送走孝勇超過10餘年了！
那時候的你們應該還沒超過20歲吧！ 智怡嫂子帶著你們和年幼的青， 諒必有段不足為外人道的辛苦， 就像一般尋常人家一樣。
這幾個月再去大溪， 一定進去慈湖和頭寮，美景盡收眼底， 可已不若幼時那樣說話給介石先生、經國先生和方良女士聽了， 因為說不出美齡夫人也高齡辭世， 僅像個老兵般望著， 不語，其實連會進去的老兵應該也不多了， 當然， 門口的衛兵們還依舊。
數日前開車前往士林園藝所， 花香草綠依舊，回想著幼時你們的笑容， 當時的言語不復記憶， 車再行經中正紀念堂， 其上的自由廣場字樣還在牌樓上， 腦海裡的思緒確實是複雜。 而，畢竟那樣的話題並不適宜多說。
繁花落盡， 千帆過盡， 趁還能行走的時候，再上慈湖和頭寮， 也許再說話給老人家們聽。