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04 June 2007 @ 02:58 pm
There are rainbows in my kitchen  
A long, long time ago, Mr Scruffy and I met through a mutual friend.  It was my 19th birthday, and she asked if she could bring a friend to festivities.  I'm the kind of person who thinks that birthday parties are more fun when people turn up, so I agreed.  When he arrived, I was struck not by the fact that he was tall, and quite possibly the handsomest man I'd ever seen, but by the fact that he had brought me a birthday gift.  This struck me as a sign of a very nice person - to be dragged to a birthday party for someone he didn't know, and still bring a gift for them!

The gift was a small crystal prism - one of those dangly little pieces you can get at the markets on weekends.  At the time, I remember thinking it was beautiful, and the prism hung in my bedroom window.  Mr Scruffy and I drifted out of touch for a while, the sort of acquaintance you smile at in hallways or wave at in passing.  Years after this birthday, we ran into each other at a very boring seminar - the first time in about a year we'd seen each other, and by some strange cosmic force, I had that small crystal prism in pocket at the time.  This struck me as some kind of omen...  I was right, of course :p

When we first moved in together, he unpacked the box with the prism in it, and was surprised that I still had it.  We hung it in the kitchen, and it has hung in the kitchen of every home we have ever had.  Just now, I walked into the kitchen to find it awash with tiny little rainbows, and every time the breeze blew, they danced. It looked so pretty :)

I really do love Mr Scruffy.
I'm feeling: lovedloved
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Scruffy (aka Carmel)drscruffy on June 4th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
:) I think your "gentleman caller" (as my Grannie would have said) sounds just lovely - it's nice when good things happen unexpectedly.
Steph: no biscuitstephstar on June 4th, 2007 09:45 am (UTC)
aww that is the sweetest story! Your child is going to love hearing that :)
Scruffy (aka Carmel)drscruffy on June 4th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
I think it's pretty sweet too. Maybe it was the pregnancy hormones talking, but when I walked into the kitchen, and saw all the rainbows, I felt like I was falling in love all over again :)
milktwosugars on June 6th, 2007 10:19 am (UTC)
Right, you've made me cry. Lovely story!
Scruffy (aka Carmel)drscruffy on June 6th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
:) I think the hormones are making me all emotional. On the other hand, I think there is something justifiably romantic about your sweetheart buying you lots of little rainbows :)