03 April 2014

Celebrate Love Blog Hop & Prizes!



(Due to me messing up the Logo picture, I will be giving away two prizes!  Very sorry for the confusion!)



Most romantic thing that has happened to me...

I did a lot in my twenties.  I met a man, got married, separated, divorced.  But this post is not about that.  This post is about something romantic, so I'm going to write about one of the most romantic moments of my life.  It may not seem like it but this particular moment in time swept me into a deep and abiding love.

I worked sci-fi conventions in my twenties, flying to different cities to help a company run Star Trek, Babylon 5, Stargate, and various other TV & Film Sci Fi shows.  I was in Los Angeles, sitting at the reception check in desk, when I noticed one man in particular, a worker helping the convention with the video and audio equipment.  His eyes were a turbulent blue, piercing and brooding, and he caught my gaze often.  I found I couldn't seem to look away from him.  He seemed to be unafraid of meeting my stare and that thrilled me.

Throughout the Saturday he was often nearby and I could feel his eyes on me, which caused me to laugh a bit more brightly and flaunt a bit more leg.  Yep, I was teasing him, not actually thinking he would be brave enough to actually approach me.

And then, toward the end of the day, I was sitting in a chair writing down all the names of the celebrities that had attended and I look up and see him standing there, watching me with those amazing eyes of his.

"Forgive me," he said.  "But I've been watching you all day and I think you have the most beautiful hands."

It was not quite the compliment I was expecting.  "Thank you."

He smiled and suddenly my heart just...melted.  It was gone.  It was his.  That fast, and I didn't even know his name (and for the sake of his anonymity, I will call him John).  "My name is John.  Are you from Los Angeles?"

"I'm Beth and no, I live in Nashville right now but I plan on moving here next year."

"Nashville?"  He became extremely excited.  "I'm a musician.  I'm in a country band."

At that moment he could've been from Siberia, I didn't care.  As long as he kept smiling at me I was going to edge all his stories along.  "I'm a great fan of country music."

At least I didn't have to lie.  I great up on country music.

"What's Nashville like?"

I thought for a moment.  "Well, it's a great city.  The place is lively, light-hearted, beautiful.  You should go see it sometime."

He nodded.  "I'd like that.  Are you here for long?"

"I fly back tomorrow."

"Oh," he murmured.  He reached into his back pocket and handed me a business card.  "Perhaps I can show you around LA.  That's my number and email."

I took it.  "Thank you.  I'll have to see what I've got planned."

He smiled at me and I didn't want him to go.  I didn't want this magical moment to end.  But all good things must end.  He turned and walked away.  I looked at the card and then looked around to see if anyone had witnessed the exchange, but no one was taking any interest so I went back to writing down the names.

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27 comments:

  1. Loved the syory. Definitely a romantic moment.

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  2. Definitely an intriguing story!

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  3. Definitely a great experience. It gets special cool points because it happened at a sci fi convention :)

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  4. Great except!
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  5. Enjoyed reading the excerpt. Book sounds very exciting.
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  6. What a great memory! It would make a great start to a book.

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  7. Now I want to know what happened … did you email or call him did he go to Nashville, did you ever see him again?

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  8. Wow!!! That was panty wetting lol...so the question I want to ask is what did you do with the card... did you call or email him and meet up???? bdsmith40@hotmail.com

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  9. And you aren't going to tell us if you called him???? So cruel!

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  10. Belinda Bunn SimmonsApril 4, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    I love your story. Belinda Bunn Simmons

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    Thanks

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  11. Belinda Bunn SimmonsApril 4, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    I love your story. Belinda Bunn Simmons

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    Thanks

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  12. Aww. that's sweet. A chance meeting.

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  13. Loved the story. I'm also curious now about what ended up happening, lol.
    Thanks got the giveaway.

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  14. That's the end of the story? Did u call or email him? lol. Thanks for sharing the story & having this giveaway! =)

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  15. Nice story
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  16. That was such a sweet story... Thank you for sharing.

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  17. That was a sweet memory!

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  18. Now to be fair you have to tell us if you were brave enough to jump at the chance.

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  19. Great story with a bittersweet ending!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your great memory. Did you see him again?
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  21. Aww... you can't leave it there! Do tell more...

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  22. Thanks for the excerpt!
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  23. Wonderful story. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  24. Your story sounds dreamy. Eyes have the power to mesmerize.

    Did you see him again?

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I've got my eye on Spirals.

    Fingers crossed to win.

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  25. Oh, that was romantic. :)

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  26. What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing.
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