Wednesday, September 17, 2008

20. on my way

Thus began the longest seven weeks of my life.

Except that, Boy then convinced me to visit him for two weeks in Madison, Wisconsin before continuing on my planned American Adventure with Lala, so it ended up being only the longest five weeks. He was persuasive that way!

I was so energised by our mutual adoration; I simply demanded the extra two weeks leave and arranged all my other affairs to fit in. I felt unstoppably, undeniably sure of my course of action. I was in love and on my way to be with my love.

Oh, that long distance love. What torturous rapture, blissful agony. It felt like I had acquired an extra shadow. I went about my business, did my thing, worked and socialised and talked and laughed and ate and slept, but a small, itsy bitsy little part of me was always somewhere else. Wondering what he’s doing, where he’s going, when would I talk to him again?

And talk we did. Never mind a seven hour time difference and exorbitant communication costs in Africa, we spent at least an hour on the phone every day, and more often than not, twice a day. And then there was the five to ten daily text messages plus e-mails and facebooking that also went on. It was crazy baby.

14 comments:

Kimberly Julie said...

I have been so confused by your location this entire time... it never crossed my mind to check your profile... Cape Town, ahhh, it all makes sense now!

I'm still thoroughly enjoying your posts... keep it up!! :)

Insight, Insanity, Imagination said...

you're torturing me! I want to know the rest!!!

redframe said...

Kimberly, yes sorry... I'm trying to make the story universal you know? ;-) I figured the smart ones who wonder will check my profile!

Iii, sorry to you too. I don't want to torture you lovely bloggers! Good things come to those...

Alice said...

Wow! I am hooked... you are my top Google Reader blog. Thank you for sharing! I love the torture,,, twice daily!

Emmeline said...

ah yes . . . such familiar feelings here too . . . it's difficult to comment with anything clever when you write such short posts! would like to know what happened next!

Em

love, me said...

ohhhh my goodness!! you are great! I found your blog yesterday and read it all in one sitting!! and then today when i saw that you updated i might have let our a squeal of delight!
xoxo

Charlie said...

Long distance love is exciting. That must have cost you a fortune in phone calls!

TKC 16 said...

Dmanit.

I'm sooo hooked.

I love it.

Guilty Secret said...

Oh, that long distance love. What torturous rapture, blissful agony. It felt like I had acquired an extra shadow.

You're so damn good!

BB said...

hooked... line and sinker.

redframe, you are an unbelievably good writer, and i want to thank you for making my life a better place with every post and with every passing day.

I don't think anybody has ever described long distance love as having "acquired an extra shadow".

It sums up, in so few words, everything about those moments when you know there is something there, almost palpable, but not quite real until you see your loved one again.

Keep writing, and i'll keep reading!

redframe said...

thank you alice, i haven't even explored the google reader thingy yet, must get round to it!

em, the posts do seem to be getting shorter? will have to remedy that!

love, me, squeal away, i still squeal everytime someone comments!

charlie, you have no idea. his cellphone bill while he was in europe (on roaming with a South African SIM card) was USD 1500! once he got "home" in the US we could at least skype which helped a lot!

tkc, welcome welcome you're so welcome!

gs, thank you dear!!!

redframe said...

bb, wow you old flatterer you! sounds like you might also have a way with words? how about venturing a little bloggie? you know you want to!

Barefoot Billionaire said...

Don't want to disappoint you, redframe, but it seems to be just dry business blogging at the moment. But who knows, spring is in the air, and maybe a little falling in love could stir some succulence this side...

redframe said...

barefoot, it didn't take a genius but i know who you are now... hello meisie! good luck with the succulence!