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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

When Perfect isn't good enough

Sunday was good. Woke up bright and early. Especially after an extended session of liver bruising liquids and laughter the previous night. Gave mum quite a shock, when she heard that he was going for Mass. Mums are Mums you see. Walked up to him, and asked,
"So who is it?"
Stupid blush happened.
He replied "Nobody"
She nodded and "hhmmnnned"
So he takes off all shaved and smelling nice, to pick "nobody" up. Upon sighting her, his heart skips a beat. Can't look directly at her. He is just glad that seats don't face one another in cars. They head to this famous old church in the middle of the city. Her fragrance is quite not the thing to be inhaling if one has to concentrate on the road. Manages it somehow. Finds parking and starts the walk to church. It had to be the best feeling of the entire day by far.
During Mass, she leaned over and whispered something in his hear, and he was certain she was smiling. He could sense it. All though the words just didn't register. She was standing too close to him.
Mass done, they head out for breakfast at this landmark eating place for appams and stew. They do a lot of talking. About everything. About nothing. They finish breakfast. She wants to go on a drive. He suggests that they drive out to this multiplex on the peripheral of town, and see if they manage any tickets, being a Sunday. They manage a movie. He is careful to sit leaned to one side. The side away from her. Doesn't want to be giving off any unwanted ideas. Movie got done too. The drive back home was made even more pleasant by the unpredictable weather. It rained. She was all excited.While staring out the window, she unconsciously rested her hand on his shoulder. He had trouble breathing.And then he could breathe again.The hand was off.
He dropped her off at her place, and drove back home replaying the entire day in his head. He felt it went quite well.
When his mobile beeped to let him know that a messaged had arrived. He looked at it when he reached home. It was from her.
"If the day wasn't as perfect as it was, I would have met you again.....!!!!!"


Blogger Serendipity said...

This indeed sounds like he had a perfect day. so did she, by the looks of it. :)

11:20 AM  
Blogger Serendipity said...

and why is your title "when perfect isnt good enough" knowing women, im sure what she meant was that the day was so perfect, that meeting you again wouldnt have made it perfecter!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Saaya said...

hummm...Perfection lacks the beauty of imperfection !! somehow thats why real life is makes much sense and we like to paint perfection in such stories !! :)

11:38 AM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

thank you for the vote of confidence...just that i know she doesn't want to see him again....she said i guess isn't good enough is it...: (

11:42 AM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

@Serendipity - i missed the "perfect" word...!!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

@saaya - it's a story....let's leave it at that....!!!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

@serendipity - how does one write to you? is there an email id or something? I am not even sure if that that 'blog etiquette' to be asking about that even..if it's apologies..!!!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Saaya said...

oh really dusty ? thanks for clarification. wondering why people have double standards !!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

@saaya - you are a bangalorean. Do bloggers meet? would be nice to catch up...and then we can talk about double standards...: )

12:59 PM  
Anonymous rads said...

dusty - it was a lovely story. I liked the txt message. In this techy day and age, these little electronic messages seem to convey more than simple speech does.
Nice flow :)

11:11 PM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

@rads - thank you for dropping by and for your comments...: )

10:58 AM  
Blogger RustyNeurons said...

Touching.. how come it is always the girl who turns away?

9:13 AM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

damn dusty's luck...: (

12:04 PM  
Anonymous childwoman said...

hiya! Your post, tingled the soul, the same feeling of love when creeps in silently...Thanks for dropping by and for the comment. Take care and keep smiling

6:36 PM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

@ Child - Pleasure is all mine...: )

7:25 PM  
Blogger Su said...

So is this the same straight haired , clear skinned, heavier side woman that dusty went out with or is this one of this other muses ? very confused. first time on your blog.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

Hello Su - nah...the one you describe, you know how that ended...this was somebody else that Dusty met up with....seems destined for singledom.....: )

5:18 PM  
Blogger Serendipity said...

you sound like you've watcehd 10 episodes of Ally mc beal back to back. lol. i remeber watching ally with my women friends and then getting convinced that im going to die alone :)

1:55 PM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

nah...i am not sure they are airing that thing any longer....: )these thoughts are without any suhc assistance from any quarter....: (

3:23 PM  
Blogger TinTin said...

My dear dusty. You need coaching.

Remember, sweet isnt sexy.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

@ tintin - i am all ears...feel free to leave suggestions...: (

12:09 PM  
Blogger VeenS said...

that was realy sweet!!
but i am so sad that it had to end that way! really luck was hard on that guy ! The message could have been ="the day was soo perfect, that i did love to spend an imperfect day with you and see if I like it more!"!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

veens - yup...wish it could have been different...: (

2:40 PM  
Blogger VeenS said...

thanks dusty for coming by! i liked your blog and have blog rolled you!!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Dusty Fog said...

@ veens - blog rolled means?!!

8:48 PM  
Blogger VeenS said...

this helps to keep track of all your fav blogs and lets you know when they get updated and all!! is cool. but the best thing i liked about it ; that it can in one-click fav one blog and in the next update it reflects on your site too. you don't have to manually add a link!!
got it?
chk out on the sidebar "they are hot" page element on my page, you will have an idea

9:32 PM  
Blogger Pooja said...

i think she means that the day was indeed perfect and if it hadnt been that way, she'd have met him again only to make it so.

nice blog, btw

7:42 PM  

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