Hell of a Guy

Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings…


Last night I was seated at the bar of my favorite restaurant here in Beautiful Downtown Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, population 711, enjoying a sumptuous meal with The Nancy by my side.  I suppose I was deep in thought when Betsy Heath (she and her husband Damian own the place), who was tending bar, asked me if I was okay.  Well, I was okay but lost in something that popped into my head. 

The Nancy and I have known Betsy and Damian for a little over a year.  Lot 12 is without a doubt the best restaurant in Berkeley Springs, and to me the best in this state.  The food is far and away beyond good, it is amazingly good.  The Nancy and I enjoy a meal there about once a week.  Lot 12 has spoiled me to the other restaurants in this town and this area.  Check it out at http://www.lot12.com .

The thought I was stuck on, as I watched Betsy draw my Wild Goose IPA from the tap, was how I have come to fall in love with she and her husband and how to let them know how much I care for them.  I know I could just blurt it out, but I am concerned they may not take it as I mean it.  Later, after we had finished our meals and drinks and headed out for home, I thought some more about how many people there are in this world with whom I have daily contact that I have come to have special feelings for beyond mere acquaintanceship (if that is the proper term), but may have failed to let them know it. 

What is wrong with being open and letting those I know I have special feelings for know it as well?  I don’t think there is a thing wrong with it.  I need to do it. So, I think I will make a list, kind of like the guy on “My Name is Earl” and begin to let those on the list know exactly how I feel about them.  I have done this to some degree already, not nearly enough.  I could probably post the list here, but with now over 21,800 hits I just know I might offend someone whose name isn’t posted.  I am not sure I could even name everyone.  This list will take some thought, for sure, but I bet I could rattle off fifty names in a very short time.

As for Betsy and Damian, I kind of think they know how I feel about them.  Each of us has a “way of being.”  Mine, as a “courageous, open, connected man” (this is Millennium stuff), has allowed me to be expressive as long as I use it to express my feelings.  I think my way of being may get the point across to them.  People can sense these things.  I haven’t verbalized my feelings to them yet, but I will.  I may to you, as well.  In fact, if you are reading this now know that I love you even if I don’t know you.

And that’s all I have to say about that…

PS:  Great DaVinci Codesque book for you Dan Brown fans.  Read “The Expected One” by Kathleen McGowan.  Check it out at http://www.theexpectedone.com  .


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