On my way back from Home Depot I purposely drove by Tarzan’s house with the intention of ambushing him with a bush. He and I have been bonding over our love of gardening, so I thought I might break the ice with a couple of Gardenia bushes. Of course he wasn’t out front digging around so I made my way to his back yard with both bushes in arm, and mostly covering my face much like the next door neighbor on the old Tim Allen show.
Luckily for me he was actually out by the pool watering his new bed of Mexican Petunias. I was dreading the idea of knocking on his door thinking that if he saw it was me he might not answer at all. He turned around with the hose in hand, and smiled so I instantly felt relieved that I wasn’t going to be hosed down either. I told him that we needed to get these bushes into the ground so that they would have the advantage of all the afternoon showers we’ve been getting.
I’ve been married to Mr G-uno long enough to know that men don’t enjoy analyzing things the way that women do so chit- chat over the botched proposal was not on the table. We planted the Gardenias then we sat at his outside table guzzling some ice-tea. The humidity where we live is nothing short of what I would imagine Hell to be like. Tarzan looked at me and said “So did the girls send you over to spy on me?” I laughed, and told him “No I decided to ambush you with some bushes all on my own.”
I went further to say that “Not that it mattered, but for the record we love the idea of you, and Jane being a forever deal.” He told me he was not sure that Jane was on the same page. That maybe she had everything she needed emotionally from our little circle. So I told him he wasn’t the only significant other to feel that way. Then I reminded him how disinterested Jane would be in seeing any of us walking around the house naked. 😉
There is two of us actually, G-uno and g2. We have been friends for a while, met through our own similarities in duality, openness and love of listening. Our differences as well as our similarities always border on the extreme.