Monday, 15 January 2016.
Still Day 57
What a clown! Annoyed, Anna is thinking as she walks back home from the second date with Christian – the wrong Christian, the American.
I’ve got to start doing my screening better.
If this is not going to add joy and affection to my life – to two people’s lives…
…it’s just pointless and a waste of time!
Her steps get quicker in the cold. It’s good to walk to clear her head.
But I have to be brave.
Have faith, Anna!
I won’t meet anyone if I just stay home and give no one a chance…
Keep being proactive.
Whom to give a chance? Hmm.
Christian, the Englishman, sends a message. She smiles.
21:05 Hello! I’ve had a really busy day. Sorry I’ve not been able to write/call. It sounds like you’ve had a busier day in fact!
You’re lucky you have a ‘normal’ job. Bit different in the world of start ups.
I’ve booked the Radisson Hotel for my stay on Sunday and Monday. Tuesday, Lilla Roberts. Basically it’s free time Sunday and Monday.
Oh! And how I yearn for love, passion and sharing the simple good things in life. It’s been so long. More than three years since I’ve felt like that.
I’m certain there are well-mannered, mature, kind men out there, also looking for someone.
There must be!
Even if most guys my age are taken.
Especially the good ones.
She starts jogging home to fight the cold.
There’ll be exceptions. Recently separated/divorced?
Someone like me!
Her phone dings. It’s tomorrow’s date, Eli. They’re just going to have a coffee at McDonald’s on her way home from school.
Because, you see, later tomorrow evening Anna’s going on yet another date. Another coffee at yet another café near Citymarket in Ruoholahti.
A Finn and a Canadian. Should be interesting.
Ah, I have to phone mom and update her! That’s always fun.
Mom gets excited every time she hears a new story – some details left out, of course.
Just as Anna’s entering her building – definitely less annoyed after the fresh air and good thoughts – her phone rings. It’s Kristiina, her daughter.
“Hi, sweetheart, how are you? How are things going there at dad’s?”
“Oh, mom. I’m so stressed out!” — she’s crying. Poor darling dear!
It’s just one of those days.
Vivendo y aprendendo. Living and learning, living and yearning.
© 2017 rf
Obs. All names have been changed, and chat messages were published with the match’s kind permission.
Obs. Still day 57 since moving out.