old flame/new spark…

I recently bumped into an old flame at a work event in London. It was quite a twist of fate as it was quite a random event and it had been a very long time since I had seen him. If I was feeling romantic, and if I was under illusion, I would say it was quite a date with Destiny. However, sadly, this was not the case. It had been ten years since we had last met; we were friend’s briefly on face book a few years ago but he was with a serious girlfriend at the time and after a few very flirtatious exchanges I thought it best to remove him. I was going through a break up and couldn’t cope with the added drama at the time.
A mutual friend set us up back in the 90s and we saw each other for a bit and emailed etc.. As I recall, it fizzled out quite naturally. I don’t think we were that in to each other but we got on well.
Ten years on, the old flame is handsome, accomplished and as deliciously flirtatious as always – I found myself more attracted to him this time around. After chatting for a while, it became apparent that up until recently he had been single for quite a while but is now loved up and in a new relationship. At this point, I happily nodded politely and tried to reign in the fact that I wanted to kick myself and Destiny VERY hard in the leg! We had a really nice couple of hours catch up time and as we said good bye I knew in my heart of hearts I would probably never see him again, well at least not in the near future. I will probably bump into him in another ten years, when he is married with kids, and a big house in the country. Ha! It’s funny how some old flames you never ever see again and then others pop up sporadically through time. I once read that life is a string of coincidences that lead us to where we are, I am not sure whether I believe that’s completely true but it’s an interesting thought. Despite this particular coincidence not leading me to a very obvious place, it shifted something in me (I am not sure what), but it was good to take a small step back in time and it’s even nicer to know that not every ending has to be a sad one……

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