While sitting with my daughter in the car the other day something she said reminded me of this old post. I think you’ll enjoy it.
Why you may ask am I picking on men? Dont women spend hours each day, making sure they look good? Yes you are correct, and many of us women do indeed like what we see. However what I refer to in my title, is a type of “loving” only applicable to men. Let me explain what prompts me to ask this question.
Well it’s a teenager in our local village. Not any ordinary teenager.
No, this is a teenager who loves himself dearly.
How do I know?
Sure it’s plain to see. Every day he struts around the village, chatting and laughing with his friends,
with his hands completely stuck down the front of his tracksuit!
However I would assume by the time they went to school, this bond would begin to break.
At least in public anyway.
I know that as the years pass, and small boys become big boys, stress and over excitement can on occasions,
cause these two to reunite. But this teenager beats all.
Such is his love for himself, that even during the most ordinary of moments,
walking with friends, he cannot leave the love of his life alone.
I am at a loss. I imagine the hygiene of a simple handshake,
and I shudder. I ask myself when will these two separate?
For his own sake,
I hope the separation when it comes is painless. Because if I was his mother,
and I saw him walking around the village every day, hand in hand with the love of his life, I would feel duty bound to ensure the separation was in fact,
painful and permanent!