Love is an accident waiting to happen which is what I have always said. You have to get out and see what’s around while you’re doing other things. Next thing you know, something jumps at you. You know the feeling. You’re in a store without your wallet or purse when suddenly, out of nowhere, you see something you weren’t expecting and you had to leave. You couldn’t stop thinking about it. We’ve all been there.
This weekend, I was at a trunk show. I wasn’t expecting this but I looked over and there was a painting of a little boy with his head down. I could feel the little boy. I wanted to walk through the painting and hug him because he felt so real to me.
I looked at the man who was standing next to the painting and said, “how much for the little boy?”
“He’s not for sale. That’s my son and I do his portrait every year.”
The painting had sung to me when I least expected it and what was worse. I couldn’t have the painting because it was too expensive for my pocketbook but it was also not for sale. Naturally, this made me want it more, right?
Earlier that same day, I had run into a woman. Her brother was in town for Thanksgiving and I was going to meet him the next morning. I went but he wasn’t there. He didn’t meet me because the night before he ACCIDENTALLY ran into his high school sweetheart and they ended up making kissy face on the couch that night. She’s 55 and he’s about 55. She lives in Chicago, he lives in Florida. He hasn’t been on a date in 10 years. He wasn’t looking at all. The woman is going down to Florida to visit him now and he’s coming to Chicago for Christmas!!!
I e-mailed the artist about the painting just to tell him how amazing I thought his work was and he was nice enough to write back. You see? You just never know what a moment will bring.
A man and a woman found love this week, I found a different kind of love when I went to a trunk show I didn’t even want to go to.
Each day is unexpected. Get out and do things, talk to people. It’s good for the soul and there were a few love connections on the way. All in a weeks worth of talking to strangers!!
As David Wygant would say, “ALWAYS TALK TO STRANGERS!”
For those of you interested in art, I found a magical artist today and luckily for Chicagoans, he works here. His website is www.michaelvanzeyl.com but it doesn’t do him justice.
He’s simply extraordinary. You see, even I can fall in love. There are all types of love to be found.
More on the way. I’m finishing out the year on a major networking mission to see how many new interesting people I can meet. Maybe you’ll join me.
Michael, if you’re reading this. I love you. You can tell your wife. I’m old enough to be your mother. I love that there is a man in Chicago that can express his feelings with no fear. Don’t we all want that?