I am usually so good about locating an interesting blog topic, writing a thoughtful synopsis, and putting every element together in an attractive complete form. What threw me off stride altogether was the arrival of a girlfriend. Not that I am complaining, of course, but it's been a drain on my time. But so far as time drains are concerned, this is one of the best.
For those of you who are regular readers, please pardon if I am not my usual, verbose, political self. What I will say is that I have recently learned to revel in the so-called simple pleasures. Human companionship being, of course, one of the most pleasurable. And to an extent, though this connection is simple, in a much large sense nothing could be more complex, more intense, and more multifaceted. Though we live in the internet age and though technology continues to influence more and more of our daily lives, nothing quite comes close to the organic joy of human interaction and connection. I do not believe that artifice will ever replace what is ours by nature of being alive.
Such things are, in my opinion, gifts from God. They are proof that God loves us and bestows upon these gifts as a testament to His goodness.
I'll probably be writing more about this later. In the meantime, she fits many of my desires: exceptionally intelligent, funny, and kind. I'm trying not to transform this into a gushy relationship post but a couple of you asked for more details about this in your comments to yesterday's post. Though I am only twenty-eight, I've had many share of dismal failures and drama storms in the relationship department so I am inclined to understate what I have right now. Probably it's best not to analyze this to death and to aim to be in the moment.