Tonight I spent the evening on a “blind date”–and it wasn’t at all bad (like most of the stories I have heard before!). Though I’m certain that we will just be friends, it was still a very enjoyable evening with plenty of amazing conversations.
One thing really stuck out to me about the man I was with, and I realized that this is something I truly value. He is very wise, very intelligent…but he was also extremely gentle and humble about it. He would ask questions to get me to think about things in a new way, but was so gentle about it that I didn’t realize what he was doing. He didn’t force his ideas upon me or try to get me to agree with him…rather, he used his skills in apologetics and philosophy to ask questions to cause me to think for myself, and to form my own opinion.
I have known too many people in my life who were arrogant about their intelligence, and who made me feel “unworthy” to spend time with them–even though I know that I am also intelligent–or would complain that I didn’t have “deep” conversations with them enough. So, this evening, I realized that there are indeed a few people in my life who are just like my “date” was tonight, and I need to treasure that trait they possess.
Overall, as I said, it was enjoyable, and I learned a lot about both my date and myself. I can now say that I have been on a blind date. 🙂 Everyone’s supposed to go on one, right? 🙂
34 days…that’s all I have left…amazing. 🙂