Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Je t'aime: A prelude to Valentine's Day
I know I'm jumping the gun, folks, and I also know that there are observances much more important than the one I'm about to mention. But today I was reminded that in just a little over a month it will be Valentine's Day.
A friend of mine who works for the Bellagio here in Vegas, told me last night that their wedding chapel was going to get hit with a storm of would-be married couples that week, and that the amount of flowers that will be distributed across the properties to guests was unthinkable. Naturally, I happened to have my mom with me at the time we were having this discussion and the first question that came out of her mouth was, "Thomas, what are you waiting for?" Basically, when am I going to take the plunge and make her a grandmother? My dear mother will never accept the fact that her son DOESN'T want to get married. I'm not saying that I've completely ruled out that possibility, I'm simply stating that at this point in my life I don't have that inclination. Could that change by tomorrow morning? Absolutely. But until that natural and unforced change freely comes along this is where I feel most at peace. I think my mom has forgotten that I have to find the right woman for that type of commitment; and I can tell you that the ones I've gone out with recently were not marriage material for this bachelor.
Well, we must let history take its coarse and let things unfold as they should. HotTaMolly is the opposite of me. She wants to get married but realizes that timing plays a factor. For now, I will do the unoriginal act of adding to my sidebar what I feel are some of the nicest love songs that I know. The list is incomplete, so if your song isn't there I apologize.