The book of love: the prequel

Monday, November 26, 2012

Every time The book of love by Peter Gabriel starts playing my iTunes, I curse. Like someone with tourettes. It's usually along the lines of "shit, dammit, I love this song!" Yes, I'm paradoxical like that. This isn't the only that stirs me up, for example, One Day by Elbow, Tomorrow by James and a whole array of other songs has me churning out cursewords of joy.

Anyway, Peter Gabriel croons that the book of love is long and boring and that no one can lift the damn thing. I hope that our book of love is too big and heavy to lift, but long and boring? Heck no.

Take for example the story of how we met. I believe in things like fate, but I also like to believe that our love story is also all part of God's plan. Thinking back to a little more than two and a half years ago, I am sure that this was wall part of my bigger picture.

So where do I start? Perhaps here. I was fresh out of varsity, first year worker, living in a two bedroom garden cottage with my aunt. The daunting reality of being in a new city, without any friends there and my boyfriend miles and miles away was getting to me. I had anxiety attacks like some people have food, constantly. My then boyfriend became an ex. And I no longer believed in love.

Moving along, I was soon also looking for a new flatmate as my aunt had decided to move and a friend of mine wanted to move in. As Murphy would have it, on the day she had to move in, she could no longer. I was stuck and would not be able to pay the rent on my own.

So I put out an ad on Gumtree and Junkmail {its pretty much like Craig's list} for a flatmate and got a few answers. One included a guy whose answer read: "I would treat you like a princess every day of your life and do anything you would like me to do. I would look after you and cook for you..." Something along the lines of that. He also attached a photo.

Want to know more about this guy? Read on tomorrow.


Johlet said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That's just mean!

ifs ands Butts said...

Yep. Suspense is killin me.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful song to accompany this post. And a beautiful blog :)

Valerie Price said...

Great blog post...can't wait to read more!

helen said...

WHAT an answer!!! i can't wait to read more!!! thanks for the cliffhanger..hahaha :)

Sam said...

Hi Megan, how are you doing? I've actually never heard this song before would you believe. I love the first part of your love story, it was like reading a paragraph from a lovely book!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

one of my all time favorite songs ever! Mr. Gabriel knows how to sing and what a me chills total.

um, your love story prequel has also given me chills. what? he wrote that to you?! i am beyond touched. having this song to read along with really has added something special here Megan, good choice! ♥

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