Saturday, 6 March 2010

Six Degrees

The lovely Amy from Love Meow mentioned in her recent comment how when she was five her father saved her from drowning.

I’m still going “wow” about this because when I was five, my father saved me from drowning.

Amy jumped into a swimming pool and discovered she couldn’t swim.

I played too close to the incoming tide when on a beach holiday with my family. I found I couldn’t swim either.

Both our fathers saved our lives. Amy remembers being pulled from the waters by her dad. I remember my dad scooping me up as I sunk below the sea.

I feel all “Six degrees of separation” suddenly!

Kind of the same feeling I got when I discovered that the glamorous Ann is a fellow shoe-fetishist and a Cancerian to boot!

Will the coincidences never end?!?!?!?! I hope not!

Anyway, here is a really sweet animation that the ever so talented Kate M created as a celebration of her and her beloved’s first anniversary. It’s only like 10 seconds but it spoke to the romantic in me!




Anniversary Present from kate m on Vimeo.



Being a die-hard sop of all things fluffy and flowery, I always believe that there is a Special Someone for each one of us out there. Being a bit dreamy, I always think that you will know that this Special Someone is the One. There is a great quote from Frasier; “We do not choose love, it chooses us”.

I like that. Now all I have to do is find out Daniel Craig's phone number...

:-)

Happy Saturday!


18 comments:

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for sharing your story. My aunt once had to jump into a pool fully clothed to pull me out, and I once had to do the same thing with my daughter.

I just started watching Munich on the treadmill yesterday and was surprised to see Daniel Craig in it. You might want to check that one out. :)

Love Meow said...

wow that's so coool :). I had to read it to my husband. He thought it was awesome :). I love it when we discover coincidences like this. It makes blogging even more interesting :).

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is such a coincidence all the similarities that you and Amy have!

What a beautiful animation that Kate M made! Thank you for sharing it here. True love is a tresure.

Have a good weekend!

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KarenG said...

And you live in England and I love all things British! Woo hoo!

Jenny Woolf said...

I jumped in a swimming pool when I was five. (What is it about 5 year olds?). My dad was elsewhere in Sydney at the time, so a neighbouring boy saved me. I am sorry to say I have forgotten his name. but I still remember his face!

Kea said...

I'm still in the "wow" phase after reading that. No one had to save me from drowning, but I did have to jump into a river and save our dog from drowning once--leash got caught on partially submerged posts from an old dock and she got caught around it, was going under. My fault, because I egged her on to jump into the river in the first place, to chase the "birdies." Never did that again, of course!

That animation is lovely, truly. I really don't believe there is that someone special for everyone, though. Or, perhaps I should say that whether you find the right person for you is contingent upon your baggage, how self-aware you are, etc., etc.

Yet, there still is a tiny part of a little girl's heart inside that wants to believe! The rest of me is layered over in cynicism, however.

Theresa Milstein said...

What an amazing coincidence. It's nice to find people in the world with whom you have much in common. That's what's wonderful about the world wide web (and why it's called the world wide web) - because we find all of these connections.

How scary to sink in the sea when you were so little. No wonder you don't swim.

That's a sweet first anniversary animation. My husband and I don't even exchange cards (He's anti-card).

I hope you find your Daniel Craig.

Old Kitty said...

Hi Susan Fields

What a great memories - good for you aunt!! And good for you for saving your daughter! Makes me want to learn to swim again.

Yes- Munich - Daniel Craig with emotion! LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Love Meow!

I thoroughly agree! I just couldn't beleive it when I read how your dad saved you from drowning when you were 5! I really thought - me too!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Pat@Mille Fiori Favoriti

Awww thank you! I'm such a die hard romantic - I do like soppy love stories!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi KarenG

I'm LOVING your Xena avatar!!! Loving it!!!!!

I never cared for Gabrielle (sorry Gabrielle fans!!) But Xena ROCKED!

Yay!

p.s. and you love hobnobs! Double yay!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

hi Jenny Woolf

Good grief! But what a lovely memory! Awwww I wonder if you'd recognise him again?

That would be a story and a half!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim!

Wow! Oh well done you for saving your dog! Of course it wasn't your fault, the river was in the way! Oooh was the dog Mandy? That gorgeous dog on your blog? Awww!

Oh I'm too soppy for my own good! I've never stopped believing in erm.. all that chocolate and roses stuff! LOL! I never think of the reality. Of course Daniel Crail will ALWAYS look that yummy!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein

I hope so too! I'm an eternal optimist me!

:-)

Awww I love getting cards! I collect every card that everyone has ever given me! Even impersonal cards that people at work give! I've got boxes and envelopes of them. What a hoarder! LOL!

Take care
x

KarenG said...

And I found the recipe that tastes like Hobnobs so I can now make them at home instead of paying $6 a box! It's that Agression Cookie recipe I posted on my blog, believe it or not! But they're pretty high in calories so I have to be careful!

Theresa Milstein said...

Old Kitty, I keep cards too.

kate m said...

Wow, thanks for sharing my video.

My mom spotted a pre-Bond Daniel Craig in Waterstones once. She said that in person he had "stunning eyes".

Old Kitty said...

hi kate m!

Awww I loved your animation - so romantic!

Your mum saw Daniel Craig in the flesh?!?!? Lucky, lucky lucky woman!

:-)

Take care
x