you know, I think it will just be a different kind of exciting, when the excitement of discovering the quirks and finding the fun facts slows a bit down. the second kind of excitement is the exhilaration of being known to Another, as well as Another can know you. there’s a certain thrill (excitedment + fear, in equal parts) to letting yourself be open to someone outside the membranes of your own heart (or journal or blawg or sister or what-have-you vulnerability outlet figures most prominently in your life) that really does require a living, breathing, question-asking, wonderment-expressing, opinion-holding, (usually) non-family-member Other Human Person, with their entirely unique set of past experiences and life-beliefs and sensory capabilities and personality preferences and modes of comfortable communication. through the unique point of view and observations of this OHP you get to learn about yourself in a wholly and slightly new way, too – answering their questions, basking in their positive feedback, worrying over the negative. and THAT is exciting. it’s sort of like getting to live life again, a little more organized and systematic in approach. maybe.
what a beautiful thing!
what a thrilling, and frightening, and awesome gift.
and! oh yeah, the fact that you’re doing the same for them. mm wow DATINGDOUBLERAINNNBOWWWW!!