30. Interpretation

There was a girl in college I really liked. But at the time I didn’t know how she felt about me. And even though we’d been out only a few times, I was smitten — “love sick” in fact.  


Not long after we’d been out on a date, I delivered some photographs to her that had been taken at the recent party we’d attended. She met me at the door, thanked me and introduced me to a couple of friends who were visiting her. For some reason that day, things between us just didn’t feel quite right; I began thinking that maybe she really didn’t like me.


Following my rather short and uncomfortable visit, I started walking back home. And just as I made it to the sidewalk I heard giggles coming from the open window of her room. Hearing that laughter was all it took to send me into a tailspin.


“Why were they laughing? Were they laughing at me? What did they think of me?” All of the shadowy demons of thought started attacking my mind, and by the time I got home I had decided that she must not like me at all and that my best bet was to just forget about her and move on.


As it turned out, those giggles were about something or someone else. And the girl that I liked, well she happened to like me too. Everything in the end worked out fine, and five years later I married that girl.


Sometimes love will make you crazy. But it’s a wonderful feeling to be in love. In love the world seems to make more sense, and everything is so much more beautiful. Tomorrow is always exciting, and eternity doesn’t seem long enough.


How do you view the world? Do you see the beauty in nature and in relationships? Do the lines of nature and the light of day impress your spirit with a desire to live more fully?


Day 30 Guide


During the day today, look around and choose something or someone that you would ordinarily overlook or ignore. Most everyone or everything has an element of interest; identify an aspect of its beauty. Renew old friendships, or refresh an old romance.


© 2005, Levi Hill

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