Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Listen to Your Heart

When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy…

Ha. Allow me to start over.

When I left my wife and son some nine to ten years ago, it was not for another woman. It was to remove myself from a situation that was adversely affecting me and more importantly my son, who was six at the time.

I swore when I left that I would never fall in love again. In fact, I didn’t want to be in love again, ever. I made a pact with myself to never listen to my heart even if it felt the love of another woman.

When I left my home, I of course, needed to find a place to stay. A friend of my sister who I had recently met, offered to have me move in with her as she had recently left a long-term relationship herself.

The kind woman in question who offered to help me out and with whom I moved in was of course, the uber-lovely Schmoop.

From the outset it was apparent that she and I had quite a bit in common.


We liked the same music, shared the same twisted sense of humor, and even enjoyed the same types of foods...

We were obviously well suited for one and other.

In spite of this, I kept my heart under lock and key. I remained true to my oath of never falling in love again.


I remained strong and unyielding for about a year and then one day, something happened.

Although it happened some years ago, I remember it like it was yesterday

Out and about in Bagwine on a sunny June day, I was struck upside the head and the heart by a vision. A vision of beauty, both inside and out.

I fatefully gazed into a set of eyes, and saw a twinkle of playfulness, compassion, and a good natured bit of the Devil.

My heart instantaneously began to melt like that of a young boy’s who had just received his first kiss from the cute chick in his school. I was excited. I was amused. I was in a word, giddy. And…?

I found myself after all of this time, falling in love, falling hard, and falling fast. My pact with myself about never falling in love again, was on the precipice of crumbling…

And crumble it did.

I embraced this adorable creature and brought her close to me. I kissed her on the head, and said to her, “Let’s go back to the apartment; let’s go home.”

We did, and from that day to the present, I tell her daily how wonderful she is, and how much I love her.


In spite of myself, I let my guard down and it feels wonderful to have loved someone so much for so long.

And the object of my undying affection, Corky, agrees and returns my love everyday.

Oh, what about Schmoop, you ask? Eh, we tolerate her, and she, most times, tolerates Corky and I.

Cheers!!

27 comments:

Mrs. D said...

Oh you are bad!!! LOL

Kitties are certainly good ones to love, I agree. They like to snuggle (but not ALL the time), low maintenance, and easy to please. Not to mention pretty.

Jetsa said...

Hahahaha. This was great!

Matt-Man said...

D: Ha. For me, Corky is No Maintenance. Schmoop does all that. I just hold her. Cheers D!!

Jetsa: Ha. Thanks. I'm thinking Schmoop won't think it's so great when she reads it in the morning. Cheers Jet!!

Jay said...

*sniff sniff* That's so heartwarming. You should make it into a movie for Hallmark Channel.

Clay Perry said...

i was looking for the like button... great post...

Matt-Man said...

Jay: I so enjoy opening up and exposing my sensitive side. It's very liberating. Cheers Jay!!

Matt-Man said...

Clay: Ha. Why thank ya Clay. Cheers!!

Michele said...

JR has a serious love affair going with his cat also. I, mostly, don't have a problem with this because it means that the cat won't bug me. I'm allergic.

Mrs. D said...

And that is a cute kitty-cuddle picture, btw. You softy!

Mike said...

I'm surprised no one has pointed out that you've posted a picture of you kissing a pussy.

Scott Oglesby said...

You certainly wore your heart on your cat hair encrusted sleeve Matt. Don’t worry, I feel the exact same way about my kitty cat.

Wait until you see some of the photos I put up on FB of the neighborhood kittens.

You forgot about me yesterday…and I wept.

Matt-Man said...

Michele: I can't help it. The cat adores me, to not acknowledge would make me inhumane, plus it ticks Schmoop off.

D: Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know though. I am a softy. Cheers D!!

Mike: I was going to go there myself, but it would ruin the warmth of the post. Cheers Mike!!

Matt-Man said...

Scott: Holy Shit, I did, didn't I. How the hell did that happen? A thousand pardons, my friend.

I shall be looking forward to the pictures. Are Spanish kittens typically drunk? Cheers Scott!!

Doc said...

You had me Matt-Man, I was sucked in and then you sprang the pussy on me at the end... (well something like that)

Matt-Man said...

Doc: I guess that makes me a dirty pussy-springer. Cheers Doc!!

Realliveman said...

Cool blog! I will be back for more!

Matt-Man said...

Real: Thanks and thanks for the comment. Cheers Real!!

Scott Oglesby said...

Just punch drunk from the constant inbreeding. It’s like a feline West Virginia around here.

Matt-Man said...

Scott: Ha. Well said. Cheers Scott!!

Karen said...

Truly a beautiful story. I have a few tears.

Matt-Man said...

Karen: I too was teary eyed as I typed each word, but the story needed to be told. Cheers karen!!

Beth said...

You suck!!!! Zoves!!!

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...a bowl of milk, a loaf of tuna and thou...

Matt-Man said...

Schmoop: Now that was just plain hurtful. It's no wonder Corky hates you. Zooooves!!

Phfrankie: I'm off tomorrow. It's just gonna be me and Cork for several hours. Bow Chicka Wow Wow. Cheers P-Man!!

bobbybegood1 said...

YOU ARE A PITIFUL, WONDERFUL FREAKING ROMANTIC AT HEART!! Lovely story, and you tell it so beautifully - as usual. I'd say all three of you are LUCKY! Cheers Matt!!

Dana said...

I see I was beaten to the pussy ... again!

Although I was going to say, "Better to fall in love with the pussy than to fall in love with the woman."

Schmoop being the exception ... of course!

Matt-Man said...

Bobby: Awww. You are too kind. Thanks and Cheers, Michelle!!

Dana: It is so awesome living in a huse full of pussy. Cheers Dana!!