Do you believe in love at first sight?

 Love- in a world where carpenters get resurected,—-Anything is possible–Eleanor of Aquitaine.

I posted this quote before,

it can stand repeating.

I am reading The Price Of Salt,

it is fabulous,

so far,

I am about one hundred pages in.

The first twenty pages or so,

are work,


on page twenty eight, 

you get this:

Their eyes met at the same instant. Therese glancing up from a box she was opening, and the woman just turning her head so she looked directly at Therese. She was tall and fair, her long figure graceful in the fur coat that she held open with a hand on her waist. Her eyes were grey, colourless, yet dominant as light or fire, and caught by them, Therese could not look away.

In the words of,

the immortal Jackie Gleason,

and a way we go!!

Highsmith had me,

I needed to know,

what would happen.

I’m not finished,

probably tomorrow,

if I decide,

I want to sleep tonight:-)

The reason I mention it is,

I want to ask you all,

 a question,

Do you believe in love at first sight?

In the true spirit of sisterhood,

I’ll tell you what I think.

I believe,

I sure do,


not a doubt in my mind.

This perhaps strikes you as,

being in contradiction with,

that stuff I wrote,

 months ago,

about kindness,

being more important than looks.

I’ll tell you girls,

I stand behind both,


Kindness is more important than looks,


and in the long run.

But, Love at first sight,

isn’t about looks,

it’s about,


Of course,

you should be weary of me,

discussing chemistry,

I never took high school chemistry,


my love life is hapless,


my credentials as a hopeless romantic?


I believe in a stranger across a crowded room,

some enchanted evening:-)

who in fact isn’t a stranger,


the ONE.

It’s never happened to me,

it may never happen to me,


I believe it can.

Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream


  1. Yes, yes I do. But if I tell you it’s happened to me more than once, does that ruin the effect? This is what I believe: Love at first sight, yes; the ONE, no; many possible ONES depending on circumstances/needs, definitely. Also, I believe in chemistry beyond the romantic/sexual, in sparks of recognition that resonate long after a single instance of connection. I remember the very first moment I met almost every one of my closest friends, a fact which I can’t explain and may seem odd to many of them: It’s frozen in my mind, how they were dressed and what was said.

    I have The Price of Salt on hold at the library, and am eagerly awaiting its arrival!

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