Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

The Movie that Never Happened

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Mina's Printables:) Relationships (276)      Dating (105)      Unrequited Love (1)      Youth (1)     


It's funny (strange) the things that come to mind at different stages in your life.

When I was young and heard older people talking about their lives and adventures - I wondered what kept some memories so strong and how those memories were 'jogged' - brought from the past to the present.

Which brings me to this story. When I was young I caught the eye of an older man. I thought he was older because I was so young. He was big and tall, drank and smoked and was hanging around with a dubious bunch of people and our groups would come into contact from time to time.

He would talk nicely and be kind to me - it was easy to see he was different from the others - he had manners. He tried to talk to me but I always excused myself.

I heard whispers he fancied me and I was horrified. He was so grown up it was scary (he would've been early 20s). He asked me to be with him. I said no. I was out of my depth and realised it. I also wasn't about to go about laying down with anyone - too scary a thought!

I agreed to a movie date and when we left the house he opened a car door.
'Whose car is this?'
'I bought it for (because of) you'

I got in and there began a conversation. He had plans for us. I said he needed to make those plans for someone else. I just didn't see him in a romantic sense. Didn't see the point of playing games - like some of the other girls were doing. I'd already told him no - he was trying again - with wheels and a place to live etc.

He was a really nice guy. He took it fairly well leaving us both feeling awkward as hell. There was just no chemistry on my part and he was just so grown up and it was just the wrong time. I went back into the house glad that there was no movie that night.

Fast forward some years - seeing and experiencing relationships - I've been lucky to find the whole package - chemistry, compatibility and timing.

Now I am one of those older people. This memory was jogged because I was thinking on and appreciating how lucky I am in the relationship department.

I have heard lots of women bemoan 'there are no good guys about'. There are plenty. You just have to recognise them.

I had not thought of him for over 30 years. He came to mind today.



# Unrequited Love
# Dating
# Youth
# Relationships
More Articles by Mina Keenan
I drove Dad to a funeral for an elderly family member
116 views
Hints and tips for writers at Truly Heart
190 views
During the Victorian era people had to devise ways of getting a message across - I find this fl...
217 views
A lovers tiff is not the end of the world
1011 views
This story is from a comic book out of copyright
207 views
Will the new boarder be the love of her life? This story is from a comic book out of copyright
755 views
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
Skull on a stick
68 views
Have a go at drawing some hummingbirds
173 views
More of my current favourite floral to colour
239 views
This wee girl looks as though she has found a confidante in a flowery friend
129 views
ID: 17404
Trending Articles
Relationships guru Dr Gary Chapman purports that there are five different ways that lovers can c...
13146 views
Recently I have heard some disastrous dating stories from my single friends
23389 views
The guy you have your eye on may not really be the one you want
3578 views
Cheating is never a nice topic
2809 views
You already might have seen and read hundreds of and I'm pretty sure that more than 80% of the ...
316 views
It's so very important that we learn from the experiences of our yesterdays - but it is equally ...
1714 views
One reads lots of surprising information on the internet
187 views
Love can come and go unexpectedly
140 views
We are not all hopeless romantics and know how to express ourselves especially when it comes lov...
by SJP
258 views
While looking at Giphy I came across a number of gifs which are a play on words on the theme of lo...
168 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version