Forrest Gump said that “Life is like a box of chocolates- you’ll never know what you’re gonna get”. Love, for me, is like a piece of gum- it starts off hard, then once you chew it, it becomes soft inside your mouth. It becomes comfortable and adds an element of fun to an otherwise dreary life. Just like baseball players chewing on a piece of Big League Chew gum during a game, love makes our jobs and life in general feel like a fun game.
I guess I can safely say that I’m at this stage when I’m still looking for that special “gum”. I’m not actively looking, but am open to the possibility of fun and romance.
It’s nothing short of amazing how life pokes fun at you. Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, along comes somebody to make things look colorful and rosy once again. You meet someone who does an emotional CPR on you, and jump starts you back into life. You get a major perspective shift, and a genuine smile begins to show on your face.
I’m pretty optimistic that that day will come for me. And when it does, I’m sure that gum will taste so good.