Sunday, December 31, 2006

getting to know you

A recent conversation with hubby dearest brought to mind an old song – a classic favourite from my childhood days…back when musicals were aplenty, fairly educational and dare I say, filled with innocence and simplicity. Unlike the highly commercialised High School Musical's of nowadays. But that in itself is another topic altogether!

Back to the above mentioned conversation. Apparently, it took three entries before Zain decided to check out my blog and his comment took me by surprise:

“I read your blog. It was good – surprisingly. In fact, it was intelligent and funny. Surprisingly…”

Gee, thanks honey! More than 2 years of marriage and it takes a blog for my hubby to realise he’s married to an intelligent person with a good sense of humour :p

Slightly offended, it nevertheless made me smile as compliments don’t come easy from my jack of all trades (and master of quite a bit too!). And to be fair, there are a lot things I’m still learning about him myself!

This just goes to show that you never really truly know someone; that relationships are really one big learning curve, minute by minute, day by day. If only it was as simple as looking in the mirror; where what you see is what you get. Tough luck. Reflections are all there are…nothing more, nothing less.


Knowing this, one may choose two differing paths. On one hand is the slightly harsh, pessimistic and a little too realistic point of view, which is to hold oneself back and trust no one – they may just pull a "now you see me, now you don’t" act (now chipsmore comes to mind!). On the other hand, there’s the optimistic point of view, which is to wake up each morning and look forward to what else there is to learn, to embrace (and eventually love or reluctantly put up with) both the good and the bad and to choose every minute to love the person you’re with. Call me Pollyanna but I’d like to think that if this path had a soundtrack, it'd be this:

Getting to know you,
Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you,
Getting to hope you like me.

Getting to know you,
Putting it my way,
But nicely,
You are precisely,
My cup of tea.

Getting to know you,
Getting to feel free and easy
When I am with you,
Getting to know what to say

Haven't you noticed
Suddenly I'm bright and breezy?
Because of all the beautiful and new
Things I'm learning about you
Day by day…

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