In the spirit of Valentines Day, I thought I’d write you a story, starring me as the young woman, and your Dad as the good looking drummer.
Opening act: We begin our story on a Thursday night happy hour in a pub in Newtown, where we find our main characters, with mutual friends, playing pool and drinking $2 schooners. Our young woman is all of 21, full youthful insecurities and alcohol, and clearly a little intimidated by her older (& far far cooler) pool partner. There is a little innocent flirting* but the night ends uneventfully and the two of them leave separately, unaware of their fate yet to unfold with each other. Cut to: A few years on and our two protagonists get to know each other a little more when one of them is dating another guy in the other one’s band. We see a montage of a few nights out, some drinking, a bit of dancing, chatting at a friends wedding (more flirting!), lots of laughter, good times. Cut to: A few years later, we now find our main characters both working on the same commercial. Our young woman, now 30, now single, is surprised by how exciting it is to see our also-now-single and still-good-looking-drummer. They eat lunch together and laugh and there is a twinkle in our young woman’s eye. She thinks the good looking drummer is going to ask her out. She lingers around at the end of the day, packing slowly to make sure he has enough time to come and find her and sweep her off her feet. But after stretching it out for as long as she could, she realises she must get going. She drives past the art department to say goodbye, only to be told he’d already headed off. Well, she thinks, as she fails to hide the disappointment on her face. Two weeks later, she starts work on a new show … and guess who she drives past on the way out after her first day … that’s right, our good looking drummer is also working on the same show. Will this be the moment our two characters succumb to destiny and give in to passion? Yes, a few weeks later we finally see the two of them get together (let's face it, a good looking drummer can only resist a young woman’s charms for so long!). We see that, from the beginning, it feels like the most comfortable thing in the world, and even though they’ll have their share of ups and downs, it appears a solid union, built on love and friendship. No one has ever made the young woman laugh like the good looking drummer, and that is a wonderful thing. Final Scene: our couple, now engaged to be married, are laughing and jumping on the bed. Pan back to reveal they now have a cute kid. And a cat. Music plays in the back ground as they all laugh with love in their smiles. Roll credits.
*technically this is unconfirmed, as good looking drummer doesn’t actually remember meeting young uni student
Photo Shirin Town.
Photo Shirin Town.