an icy December morning here in Georgia
With our recent induction into the world of grandparenthood, I have given a lot of thought to this newest sphere of love that we are entering. It is a fierce love, and while similar to that of a mother's protectiveness of her newborn, it feels a bit more mellow to me. Maybe I haven't been with Charlie enough yet to truly experience all that it entails. Perhaps it will be different when I drive him somewhere for the first time, or watch him in his first Christmas pageant or soccer game, or pick him up after school. I love holding him: and love it even more when he just slightly opens his eyes to perhaps sneak a peek at the crazy old woman who is talking such nonsense to him.....and then I really go nuts when he gives me a little smile (even though his grandfather insists it's just gas!). This love is the best and I'm so glad that I've had the opportunity to experience it!
And then there's this other love: my knitting pals have introduced me to a new-to-me BBC TV series: William and Mary. I first heard about it a few months back and C and I rather reluctantly added it to our Netflix queue, and then when it arrived in the mail the other day we somewhat unexcitedly popped it into the dvd player. I was knitting, C was reading, and we both had one eye on the TV. Martin Clunes appeared on the screen and I was not impressed: a rather nondescript British dude, and I thought surely not one of the main characters: wrong! By the end of the first show I was hooked! It was the same old story: boy finds girl, boy looses girl, boy finds girl.....but with a twist! C calls it a 'chick flick' and he may just be right: I'm smitten! We watched the second episode last night, and I still cannot put a finger on what makes it so addictive to me. Is it because it's about folks almost my age falling in love again? What is it???? I experienced these emotions forty years ago, and the wonderment of it all returns! Crazy!!! We discussed it at knitting yesterday and my friends who loved the series had the same reaction as I! They tell me that Martin Clunes has been the star in many British films and series, so I'm ordering them all up on Netflix now! LOL Is it his nonthreatening gentleness that attracts us 'girls'? Just what is it???? While on 'holiday' in England last Spring, one of my knitting friends went so far as to hire a car to take her to the town where Martin Clunes resides. I heard her talk about this at the time and thought she was rather crazy....but now I totally understand....I'd do it too! So, what do you think? Have you seen any of his shows? Do you adore him or do you hate him, or simply feel nothing at all?
As I muddle all of this over in my head, I'm finishing up a few things for Charlie, for as you know, his due date is this coming Sunday!