I want to walk into a new life
a life of adventure and discovery
of meeting exciting, interesting people
who are never enough for me I love them
so much I can never get tired of their company.
What planet or how far do I have to go to meet
such beings? I’m actually starting to
get to know some people that are more
than what appears on the surface as I get
to know them better.
They surprise me with their responses,
never seeming to try to impress yet they
do so at every turn. I think I have someone
somewhat “sized up” but I shouldn’t be so
quick to form impressions, lest they limit
what I am able to see what they’re then
willing to share.
Others are welcome to come closer, too.
Maybe unconsciously I fear being
overwhelmed by the non-introvert they
are but I am.
Although I need “recovery time”, I then
have to battle with my shyness or I’m
mistakenly sending stay away signals.
I think I’m looking for myself and when I
find it to see that in others as being enough
like me and therefore potential friends.
They’re shy too, perhaps. Failed relationships
may lead to some sensitive feeler feelings when
they reach out of their own shells to connect.
I want to be open so that when I write when
I’m alone I’m not so full of questions why things
are the way they are and can accept more and
move on without so much cautious apprehension.
Still, when I find someone I’m still kind of shy
but when I open up people see the side of me
that no one gets to see in a group or with many
I think I have some kind of intention with all
this maybe spelling it out will firm up my
movement in a positive direction toward
meeting and getting to know some new people
Nautilus sea shell.
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