Thursday, January 20, 2011
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Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI, “Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep”. For those of us that prefer modern English the translation is, “Still waters run deep”. Let me paint a picture of a river that is wild and rapid. Now move down the river a mile and you reach an ostensibly calm surface. Most would think this part of the river lacks liveliness. The lesson to be learned is that the river isn’t void of motion, but the current runs deep. So too are relationships. When relationships feel rapid and chaotic you can bet they lack real depth. However, the most beautiful relationships are calm on the surface.
Take my date with Roxanne as an example. We started our date at the Hip Kitty Lounge in Claremont. It was a really laid back night where we got to eat Fondue and listen to Jazz music. I learned that she has a job in public relations and gets to work from home or wherever she pleases. I’m so jealous. Also, we both knew each other from years ago so we got to talk about relationships that we had and what went wrong. I realize for some people this may be a dating faux pas, but for us we had the chance to really learn something besides the more common dating questions. We had the chance to critique some of the art hanging in the lounge. One piece of art that she thought looked like a reflection on a lake, I thought looked like a spinal cord. I’m sure a psychologist somewhere would love to analyze that.
After we enjoyed a nice fondue dinner we enjoyed the style of the jazz band. We both found out we had a love for concerts and live music. The most impressive part was that the band would call people up from the audience to join their band. It was very impressive how well they could improvise a good jam session. Just to spice things up we got up and slow danced. I have to admit I was nervous to be the only ones on the dance floor.
When we left the lounge we found a cool hall nearby and decided to walk around there for a bit. It was fun to look in the random shops and talk about them. Who would have known there is a school for children chefs? Then we saw a vintage clothing shop which I wish had been open. I think the best part was that we discovered a cool little shopping district that brought some spontaneity to the date.
The night was a success and we both shared one of things we enjoyed most: Live music. Since tonight’s date had a music theme I will compare my life to Muse or Green Day. However having balance is important, and it would be really nice to find someone that could provide my life with some Jack Johnson or Mason Jennings. I think Roxy could do that very well (considering we have seen both in concert). Maybe we’ll both have to go see Jack or Mason together next time.
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