To Be Bothered

I’ve been told, “Life isn’t a fairytale”, but I live like mine is. The people who are a part of my life see it. Every now and then, I watch a romantic movie to be reminded of the love I know is out there, because I’ve lived it.

I may have recently watched the Nicholas Sparks movie, ‘The Choice’. The kind of love portrayed in this movie is rare and not for the faint of heart. It’s difficult to find someone willing to fight for this kind of love. When they wrap their arms around you and hold you tight, your entire world falls apart and lands at your feet, but the pieces pull back together better than before.

I work a lot, so the man will need to insert themselves into my life and not be afraid to take up space. I know he’s there because I’ve had the kind of love described here. The kind that when you spend time together, you could write for days because your heart is so full it wants to spill all over the keys.

Back to the movie, they are neighbors and bother one another to no end. He plays music loudly while she’s trying to think and gives him hell for it. In one scene, he starts walking slowly toward her, and she’s becoming uncomfortable that he’s walking so determined and with intention. Once he reaches her and they’re standing nose to nose he says, “You bother me.”

The other day a man called, and I didn’t hear my phone ring. I sent him a text, telling him I was sorry to have missed his call, but he’s welcome to call back. He said, “Well, I don’t want to bother you.” To get to the fairytale, I want to be bothered.


15 thoughts on “To Be Bothered

  1. i understand this sentiment more than most can imagine.I need to know on some level that i am “worth” bothering , that i am worth the extra effort. Someone who told me they didn’t wanna bother me ( in that case0 would be sending me the signal that i wasn’t worth their time.Most partners i have chosen went to great lengths of persistence to get my attention, mainly because i hate getting attached to anything or anyone.

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    1. This is interesting and thank you for sharing. It feels like a self confidence issue, or lack thereof on their part. They see it as being courteous, but when you live an already happy life, they are going to have to make themselves known, but not in an annoying way.

      It’s all about the connectiveness. πŸ’–

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      1. I reckon I will.

        Have you seen ‘The Lucky One.’ I think you will like that one, if you haven’t seen it. I have watched it several times now. πŸ™‚

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