Jaded Beyond Redemption – Not

February 16, 2008 at 9:31 am 10 comments

Just when I think I’m totally beat down and jaded by life, something sneaks up to renew my faith in men and the power of love. 

 A fella, we’ll call him Charming, was desperate to express his devotion to the new love of his life, we’ll call her Princess (’cause that’s what I’ve always called her).  Valentine’s Day was looming and Charming had not given Princess any indication of whether he knew the tradition of gift giving for this Hallmark holiday or not.  She was growing frantic worrying that she’d be the only one of her gaggle of friends whose boyfriend failed to deliver the requisite flowers, candy and/or dinner. 

Charming is a quiet guy by nature, protective of his thoughts and feelings most of the time.  With a past cloaked in tragedy and loneliness, real happiness is a new frontier for him and expressing himself is a challenge at all times.  Cliche or not, still waters run deep. 

His gift  was a bouquet of multi-colored roses because he remembered she really prefers wildflowers and they’re out of season.  A copy of the movie they saw on their first date (Halloween), with the ticket stubs taped to the front.  A poem he wrote himself that was phenomenal and makes everyone who reads it cry.  I don’t have permission to share the whole thing, but the last line was “its been Valentines for me since Halloween.”

Lucky girl. 


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. QuillDancer  |  February 16, 2008 at 11:12 am


  • 2. Mr. Fabulous  |  February 16, 2008 at 4:52 pm


  • 3. rel  |  February 16, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    AAAh! tender moments to tickle the heart!

  • 4. LauraJ  |  February 16, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    *sob* sob*sob* where’s my charming??? *sob*sob*sob*
    he sounds like a keeper!

  • 5. Janet  |  February 16, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    That was the best Valentine’s story I’ve heard so far! Lucky Princess!

  • 6. John Linna  |  February 16, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Now that’s romance. The movie on the other hand leaves a bit to be desired in the romance department.

  • 7. Dave M  |  February 17, 2008 at 2:39 am

    What can you say, but…….ahhhhh!!!

  • 8. Paul Maurice Martin  |  February 17, 2008 at 4:46 am

    That is a great last line!

  • 9. katcampbell  |  February 17, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Quilly – He is sweet, the perfect match for my exuberant, outgoing daughter.

    Mr. Fab – Bet you do stuff like this.

    Rel – My resident poet…Mrs. Rel has most likely benefited from some beautiful verse from you.

    Laura J – He is a keeper…let me see if he has a brother…

    Janet – She is lucky and I’m happy to see that she knows it. She’s very good to her Charming.

    Dr. John – But if they’d gone to a love story movie on their first date, they’d have felt so pressured to become an item.

    Dave M – Yup, that’s what I did.

    Paul – Thank you for dropping by! I hope you’ll revisit.

  • 10. Jamaican Dawta  |  February 20, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Oh Kat, what a sweetheart he is. Lucky girl indeed! 🙂


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