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An Elaborate Dance [Mar. 2nd, 2009|10:25 am]
Tony Grist
Around the time I moved to Reddish, Ailz was dating a boy who lived a few blocks away from the church- and taking her driving test in the streets around it. I don't think our residencies overlapped- quite- but- if not- we only avoided bumping into one another by a month or two. 

We  had several such near-misses. She lived in Mossley and I came this close to buying a house there. She moved to Edinburgh after her marriage broke up and- at just that time- I toyed with the idea of moving there too. It's as if we were performing this elaborate dance round one another- but never quite touching.

Finally I put an ad in the Manchester Evening News- and she answered it.

From: bodhibird
2009-03-02 12:01 pm (UTC)
When I was in seventh grade, about 12 years old, upasaka went to a private boys' school right next to the public school with an "enrichment" program that I was going to. When he was sixteen, he started playing the organ for a small Presbyterian church in the neighborhood where I lived. He remembers visiting the church where I sang and seeing an all-female choir, so he must have seen me there. We shadowed one another for years before I heard a concert he directed and then we met again at the bookstore where I was working. These things happen, yes.

And if you ask him, "How did you meet your wife?" he will reply, "She auditioned." I did--for his chamber choir. *g*
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-02 12:32 pm (UTC)
I hesitate to say, "It was meant to be"- but it's what I think.

I suppose I might have added that we grew up around two hundred miles apart- and I had to move that distance (for no very compelling reason) to place myself in the area where our paths could begin to cross.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2009-03-02 01:47 pm (UTC)
Situations like that make me believe in fate (or whatever name you give that sort of thing). As for myself, I had to cross an ocean to find Manolo, born the same month of the same year as me.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-02 08:20 pm (UTC)
"Fate" is as good a name as any. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoe_1418
2009-03-02 05:29 pm (UTC)
I have a similar story about finally meeting and getting together with glassgirl7.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-03-02 08:21 pm (UTC)
I do believe that certain people are intended to meet. BTW, I'd like to hear the story. How about putting it in a post?
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