Puppy Love

A couple of days ago, while en route home, I happened upon a little boy and a little girl all of about 7 years old. Ponytail hanging past her shoulders, the little girl ran around a telephone pole, giggling sheepishly as she was being chased by the little boy. She had olive colored skin, long dark hair with tendrils at her temples, and a pink shirt. It just happened to be gorgeous outside. The scene was somewhat cheesy and surreal, really. I rubber necked and watched, as the little girl ran around in a circle around that pole, pink baby doll shirt flying behind her as she flicked her ponytail over her shoulder, squealing and laughing as she tried to escape the young lothario. Hers was the kind of cute, that guaranteed a transition into a comely, young woman. The little boy, brown skinned, with a striped tee shirt on, chuckled as he chased her... pleased with himself even. He was determined to catch his intended, as he ran after her... and around that pole... arms outstretched, hoping to grasp some part of her. He was a handsome little devil... the type of handsome that would allow him to morph into an attractive young man, who would make young women blush and look away from him sheepishly when he accosted them. While the scene was indeed cheesy, it was cute. Cute in its innocence. I watched the two laughing... the young Casanova and pursuee. Hopefully, in about a decade, this young woman wont have to navigate the choppy maze that is dating. Perhaps courtship and chivalry, as it once was and should be, will have made a come back and she wont have to lament over its complexities, as many of us now do. Perhaps the mysteries of love wont be so elusive.

4 comments

  1. aw, how cute is that lol

    Sometimes I catch kids doing innocent little kid things and it makes me nostalgic, but at the same time sad that that type of innocence has to end, you know?

    Not to be
    a downer, but yeah...LOL

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  2. You write so beautifully Coffee. Have you every thought about writing a book?

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  3. @Jenner: I actually agree with you. I was thinking that the beauty of that courtship was so innocent and pure... It's unfortunate what they'll have to go through once they become old enough to actually start dating, but then again, perhaps dating and its many (unnecessary) rules will be old news by the time they get there... somehow I doubt it. ;-)

    @Kell: Thanks so much! I have thought about writing a book. In fact, I call myself working on something that I hope have published, as a book, at SOME point. Life and procrastination takes hold sometimes. I need to become a more disciplined writer! I need to MAKE it happen!

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