Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Shall We Dance!

The nice thing about writing is that you can always go back to your notes and quote yourself if necessary. That's exactly what I'm doing here. The following is another excerpt from that wannabe book a wrote four years ago. This is from the very first chapter.

The same feelings I had then remained with me and fueled our relationship to where it just kept growing and growing and growing.

Shall we dance! So here I am, it's late at night, and I decided to come and write about something that "mi chica" just told me tonight, just out of the blue and with a sparkle in her eyes she looked at me and simply said "I like you". My eyes opened wide because she caught me off guard, and when I asked her "why you like me?" she simply said to me "just because". As today is the first day of the year all I could say was "Well thank you very much" and then all I could think was what a nice way to start the year.

Last night I was watching a movie that I have watched more than once, if you are thinking it's a dancing movie or movie about dance, you were right. In this particular movie the wife thinks that her husband may be having an affair and she hires a private eye to follow him. They had been married for 18 years and she just couldn't cope with the doubt. To her surprise she finds out that her husband has not been unfaithful to her and tells the private eye that his services will no longer be needed. Now I may not remember the exact words or dialog in the movie but when the private eye asks her about why she cares about being married and having a partner she gave the most beautiful answer.

"Because it is important to have a witness to your life, my life will not be in vain because you are here, and your life will not go un-noticed because I care". Since I wrote this by memory I may have changed the words but the idea is the same.

Well, mi chica, if you must know my answer to you is more like "no, no, no, no, no, no, no, I like you more!" Thank you for caring and being here with me through thick and thin. Thank you for allowing me to be that special witness to your life, and to better yet, to be a part of it. So shall we dance baby? What do you say? As long as you keep the music playing, all I know is that I'm there.

When my personal life is falling in place and the puzzle pieces that are in my life fit so easily, it is not hard to start wishing and wanting the same for everyone around us that we care about and in our case it pretty much means all of you. My wish for you is to feel as good as I do right now and to be able to sing together. A good song from "Queen" that comes to mind would be the one that goes like:

I’ve paid my dues
Time after time
I’ve had my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand kicked on my face
But I’ve come through

We are the champions my friend
And we’ll keep on fighting till the end.
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions
Of the world.

I’ve taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it’s been no bed o roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain’t gonna lose

We are the champions my friend
And we’ll keep on fighting till the end.
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions
Of the world.




Chely said...

"I like you" took a whole new meaning for me, the first time I read it. It is a pretty strong statement.

After learning of this a while back when you first shared it with us, I decided to express it too. And just the other day April told me, "Mom...I like you!" =)

I thank your chica for opening my eyes to this expression and you for sharing it with us<3


Nikki said...

How funny, I tell loyiel "I like you" out of the blue sometimes too. Not love, Like. So thats awesome :D

I like this!

Lucky Lady said...

I think like is very important because if you don't like someone how can you love them and if you love them and don't like them what have you got you two had it all

MrManuel said...

Like and love are totally different things. I know couples that love each other, but they really don't like each other. Important to have both.

Wanda said...

In marriage, you gotta have both. I will remember to tell Don that I like him (out of the blue)

Thanks Jose, you are blessing my heart.

ChrisJ said...

I love the quote about having a witness to your life. That is a most unusual answer. I have never thought of marriage in that way -- but it is true.

Anonymous said...

You've got me crying now Jose.. I'm so glad you wrote your book. Maybe your Angels knew one day it'd help you remember. What an inspiration for all of us reading your blog.. you are..

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