Thursday, January 28, 2010

Love & Books

I must admit you were not a part of my book
But now if you open it up and take a look
You're the beginning and the end of every chapter

Sweet lines from a song that keeps playing repeated on my radio. You know the sort that gets into your head. But I can't help but start thinking how very true it is.

We grow up with this image of the perfect guy, someone with similar hobbies, likes and dislikes. And after all they do say the best relationships are based on common interests. My endlesly sappy friends, Lanky Lex and Jaunty Jared, seem to have that all sewn up with their shared adoration of classical music, environmental affairs and chirpy sparrows. Twins separated at birth, I swear.

Even Soused Soldat and his multi-personality collective managed to find a man who appreciated his love of sappy musicals and spontaneous jaunts down under.

Now you're telling me you hate books?! Take that back!

Me and Charming Calvin? Almost nothing. Seriously. My endless shopping sprees probably tires him. My neverending home DIYs probably scare him. Even my greatest hobby only gets a lazy nod from him. And I mean soporific since he can barely last an hour with even the most electrifying bestseller. Thrilling pageturner so they say on the back cover reviews - but just flip a page and our sleepy fellow's already deep in dreamland.

At least he's trying to read a book. Or ten, as his resolution this year says.

Calvin : I shall read ten books!
Paul : *snort*
Calvin : I will read ten books!
Paul : How about settling with ten chapters instead?

Well, I know. I'm not exactly supportive.

Booklovers certainly can get obsessed since it seems someone actually made a study of it :) Bibliophiles and their partners. What if he reads? What if he reads an entirely different genre?

Always thought I'd have someone that would be able to share my thoughts on the written word - since I find words endlessly fascinating - but as the song says, he's something I would never choose but something I'd never want to lose.

Oh yeah here's the song I was talking about. Corny as hell but I've learned it's okay to be corny every once in a while.


William said...

Motivate him la... for every book he reads, you pay one month housing loan installment.

the happy go lucky one said...

love is blind :P

Cheryl said...

wah such a good motivation is really hard to resist. i think dear9 will definitely READ.

Janvier said...

Awww how schweeeeet!

His next book should be Bridget Jones. Surely that would be a much more captivating read!

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

I really like William's idea!
If I were him , I would read more than ten books.
Poor guy has too much on his mind.
To love someone is to accept him as he is.

Mikey said...

what a sweet post...aww... :)

Janvier, Bridget Jones? Why?? A better read would be something like "How to please your partner in 1001 ways"..hehehe

Darren said...

well you know what they say~ opposites attract. :)

joshua said...

now that's what's gonna keep the fire burning ;)

is this your anniversary or something? sounds like a dedication to him eh!

C'est la vie said...

so sweet...... oh dear Dr Paul, you ought to compliment what your dear is trying to do. William is right, motivate him with some compensation leh....