Monday, November 28, 2005

The land of wine and roses...

So i'm back. And just about cheesed/farmed/puppied out. Okay, not so much the last one.
No hookups with cheeseheads, or kisses with farm-hands, but i did get an interesting tidbit of information.
My grandmother is a psychic. Not one of those 1-800 psychics where you can hear the snap of their gum and clack of playing cards over the phone. I'm talking about REAL psychic. She helps cops find theifs and stuff. Well, she used to anyway.
My grandmother is 70 years old and her health is starting to fade. Her predictions are rarely right when it comes to our family. She's got about a 1 in 5 chance of hitting the correct train of thought in regards to anything familial. Which i suppose is a blessing, considering she can usually tell when someone is about to die, get sick, or have a baby.
But i digress.
I spent a lot of time with my grandma over the course of three days and we immediately bonded. My parents and I had decided to take her out to lunch and away from the rest of the family for some quiet talking time. This is where the interesting part comes in.
In between bites of cheeseburgers (from Culver's, the best place to ever reach the Midwest), we start discussing my future career. My dad started in with his usual bullshit about following in his footsteps, etc. when grandma blurts out "She doesn't want that, she wants to be in love."

I stopped mid chew and sort of looked at her. I should probably mention that she and I have never been close, mainly because she's just "not that type of grandma." But this one statement made me feel connected to her somehow. Because it's 100% true. I want to be in love. She said the words that i have been avoiding for years.
Screw the future, my career, school. I want to be in love. I want the ridiculous, head over heels, kiss me just because you want to type of love.
This statement made me sad and happy all at once. Did she say this because she "felt" it or because it was blatantly obvious? Do i look like someone who only wants to be in love?

This gives me a lot of things to think about. I just found it interesting that the one person who knows me least, out of all of the family and friends i hold dearly to me, calls out my number one priority as though it's common knowledge.

Maybe i'm just read easily...

10 comments:

manda said...

That is amazing. I think that deep down, that's what I really want too. And I also want to be like your grandma when I'm 70 :)

Just Me said...

Really cute, we all want that deep down. Love your blog x

NotSamantha said...

Now that's what I call intuition. Me too. Now if your grandmother can just tell us where we can get this mystical thing called 'in love'...

NotMiranda said...

I think love is what everyone wants. I think it's the whole point of why we're on this earth.

NotCharlotte said...

Yeah, I love my grandmother :-)

That's an interesting concept, notmiranda... so what about nuns and monks? :-) (sorry, had to)

NotCarrie said...

I'm not sure of my opinion. Of course love is something I want but I'd hate to say I would be disappointed to not have it. Maybe if I had no family and no friends then not having a special someone would be horrible...I don't know, I'm just not sure what I think about this just yet.

NotMiranda said...

I think the love we look for is more than just sexual. Don't get me wrong, I think we all have that "other half", but I also think it's that true connection with others. NotCarrie kind of hit on it when she mentioned family and friends. I think nuns and monks have this. Plus, they are "married" to God, so there is that love there that completes them.

Tommy the Cork said...

Not sure of the original author of this but it goes like this: Be careful what you wish for, lest you get it!

Hope that does not sound too jaded for you girls, but your wishes are similar to wishing for a major, life-threatening injury.

NotCarrie said...

TommyTheCork...I just want to makeout! I mean, not with you, I don't know you. But in general. My wishes at the moment aren't too huge:)

Tommy the Cork said...

oh, well then I concur! If you can do that without falling in love then you have the world by the...well...ummm...you know.