Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Life Happens

Hi everyone,

Sorry it's been so long since I wrote here. Believe me, I wanted to, but many things are going on and .... well, I have just realized that I am probably undergoing a major life transition now.

First, I have learned a hard lesson: Current company excepted, I will from now on try to limit my dealings with New Yorkers.

My landlady finally went on the long-awaited rampage, a little earlier than I'd expected. I have never seen such wild eyes in my life.

Jeff turned out to be my knight in shining armor, surprise surprise - although he is sorry that his efforts to protect me from her by - calmly and quietly, as is his way - citing actual DC tenancy laws are what precipitated the drama and we would have been totally justified in calling the police on her.

He is representing me, and her daughter is representing her. He's drawing up a new agreement to end my lease.

He seems to "stand upon a reservoir of peace" (this is the image in my head), and uses words of wisdom, and a tone of reassurance. Within a couple of minutes he had turned her daughter's vicious approach over the phone into a reasonable legal discussion tinged with just the right amount of humanity.

I will move in with him around the end of July - he offered twice in two days, and I can stay for as long as I like, even forever. He wants to make a home, and is intensively looking to buy a place.

He has told me with utmost sincerity that he is here for me; it is a miracle that he found me; he only wanted to protect me and cannot see why anyone would be mean to me; he cares for me unconditionally and limitlessly; that Fate and Destiny have only good and bright things in store for me, and for him, and he can't wait.

And the way he looks at me...I haven't seen that since my father used to look at my mother...just the thought of it takes my breath away.


nikkipolani said...

You know, Livvy dear, I'm only sorry your moving out can't happen soon enough. Good on Jeff to stand up for what's right and for you.

Jo said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! That was a sigh of relief!

What a beautiful thing to come about an ugly incident.

Olivia said...

Nikki - no doubt he will work on that timeline; he's the most subtle hinter and works on things well ahead of time (hence his job as a financial planner), because tonight on the phone he said in a wonderfully anxious tone that he worries about me in this house, and that he's not sure I'm 100% ok here. I told him not to expend unnecessary energy worrying about me, and he said he can't help it, bless his cotton socks.


Jo - haha, I actually sighed after I read your comment too!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I'm so happy to read this post! It sounds like your life is turning in an amazing direction Olivia. I hope it brings you happiness.

I SO approve of Jeff. :)

Flighty said...

Take care, and have a good weekend! xx

Guyana-Gyal said...

I like calm, measured financial planners. They tend to want to take care of others, especially those they love.

I keep hearing that Bob Marley song about the 3 little birds. That one's for you, Olivia.

steve on the slow train said...

I can't improve on what Jo said. I believe you've found true love. And that trumps just about everything.

The Moody Minstrel said...

I remember we once had a discussion about kharmic balance, or something like that. Amazing how a swing into the dark can suddenly turn into something so bright and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Awwww. Good luck xx

Pandabonium said...

The ability to defuse an explosive situation and turn the ranting into discourse is a wonderful skill. I hope everything goes more smoothly now as you make this major transition.

Palm Springs Savant said...

oh dear, such a pity. indeed you are lucky to have your jeff.

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