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“Do you want a good advice on your path? Here it is: Don’t be sure of your path! Don’t ever be sure of it! Do you want more advice? Here it is: Doubt your path! And examine the other paths, know the other paths!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

He didn’t disappear or ghosted.  I didn’t cancel or run away.  I made it to the elusive third date.

Because of timing, I had to decide on dinner or movie.  I didn’t want to do both, I thought it would be too long.  I chose movie.  I have been eating too much and with more big meals to come, I figure I would just go with popcorn.

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
― Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha

We saw West Side Story.  Again, I was expecting more. Some people I know that had seen it, said they cried.  I didn’t.  I was more annoyed at the lack of common sense, but the movie rings true even nowadays, or perhaps even more so.  And in that sense it is sad.  We, as humanity haven’t evolved, we are becoming worst to each other.

At the end of the movie we walked back to my building, where he had left his car.  He wanted me to walk to his car. I said I was not going.  He insisted.  I said ok but I am not getting in.  He said you don’t have to.

“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” ― Bertrand Russell

Turns out he wanted to pick up Christmas gifts that he brought, not only for me but also for my sister.  I was shocked and embarrassed.  He said it is just something simple. I hope so.  I got him nothing, but ordered a book now.

He also brought my sister, white pine needles for her to make tea. Apparently it has many benefits, including improving the immune system.

He texted now asking me out for Sunday.  He wants to meet during the day, has a couple of fun ideas.

“Expressing doubt is how we begin a journey to discover essential truths.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

I meet a guy that seems perfect. He is a gentleman, spiritual, handsome, interested in self growth, funny, family oriented, plan dates, open car doors, pays for everything, etc, etc.  So why am I hesitating?  Why am I so unsure?

His only apparent flaw as of now:  liking me too much!!

Since I didn’t post this yet, and it is now Christmas morning and we have already opened our gifts, here is what he got for us:

My sister got a beautiful candle above and I got an assortment of bath salts, mango scented scrub and a special Greek oil.  Plus chocolate.  He tried to hit all my favorites.

“In these times I don’t, in a manner of speaking, know what I want; perhaps I don’t want what I know and want what I don’t know.” ― Marsilio Ficino, The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. 3

I hope you guys are having a beautiful, peaceful and joyous Christmas!  Blessings to us All!