I have been of late, caught up in the budding love story of Heather and Baxter. They met on what the photographer called a ‘Strangers Shoot’, it is a situation where strangers take pictures together and see what the lens captures.
It could prove to a photographer that he or she either has what it takes or they don’t.
In this instance, it was pure heaven sent magic. To say that sparks flew was, well, a gross understatement.
The butterfly effect was so deafening, that they have been on television interviews; Facebook pages have been created for the followers to …..
Anywho the author in me wishes I had written a story as electric as this truth appears to be in reality.
I admit that it causes my heart to compare my love to theirs, to which there is no comparison and yet I compare.
One of the photos has a caption that gives her answer to a question he about how much attention she needs and her reply, the honesty of it, struck me. She says as she places herself across his person, dominating almost all of the pic…”All of it.” The honesty of the answer is what caught me. So many times we women will keep ourselves guarded, moping, and hoping that he”ll somehow just KNOW that we need what we haven’t spoken out loud.
I’ve made the decision to remove myself from the “Hexter Hive”. I don’t want to project onto them what we as the collective are feeling.
Y’all know the pressure we put on new couples… asking too personal questions, making too personal comments and telling them what their babies will look like… you know how we do.
I remember getting caught up in “Us The Duo’s” love story also; they’re old married folks now with their first child. Oh and I enjoy their music also. <smiling>
I also used to be deep into Married at First Sight, but Trey and Vanessa’s break up broke my heart and shook me out of the trance. I no longer watch the show.
I’ve tried to watch Netflix’s venture into the genre … however that didn’t last long. And don’t even get me started on the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise. Nope, I could never get the concept of too many people vying for the attention of one person. I suppose you could say that I couldn’t stomach the Flavor of Love, pun intended.
Anywhooo… I truly pray the Baxter and Heather have what it takes to succeed.
Love, mature, comfortable love defies all odds and in and of itself gives life.