I remember thinking she was good looking and I’m sure I probably stared a lot, but if I recall, we didn’t talk at all. Yeah, it was a rather uneventful meeting, except for one thing – her eyes. For some reason, those eyes, deep and mysterious, enticing and intriguing, were all I saw, even days later. They just wouldn’t leave me alone. Not that I wanted to be left alone, but come on, a girl shouldn’t have that much power over a guy!
Of course, at the time, I had no idea that in three years I would marry her. Apparently, I didn’t have much of a vision for the future. I was just fascinated with her eyes – still am, by the way – and found it hard to focus on anything else.
It was another year before I asked her out. During those months, I saw her a few times and we would talk occasionally, which only served to further imprint the picture of her eyes in my mind – just in case I’d forgotten.
Sometimes it’s interesting to see how the little things in life can lead to something bigger. Cause and effect as it’s known. Usually, this concept is used in reverse – to find the cause of a particular event. In this case, I’ve already identified the cause so we can concentrate on the effects. Just look at everything that has transpired in our lives – all because of her eyes. The condensed version is, we met, started dating, got married, raised three kids, and as of next month our grandchildren will number five. That’s quite a chain of events. My question is, how has there possibly been enough time for all of that? Oh, yeah. I think I did mention something about thirty years.
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