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The Girl of My Dreams

Okay. It seems several MyBloggers-ites are curious about "the girl of my dreams" I met in Greece. It's all sort of silly, but it really happened.

I went to a jazz program (two Greeks playing sax, piano, and guitar, plus singing) in a very small "theatre" (150 seats) in Naxos City. Top (fourth) row , end seat. Perfect hilltop spot with a great view of the setting sun and later stars.

Soon, a man about 55 came in with a stunning lady, much younger. Married? She chose the seat right next to me on my right, he next seat over.

I said hi and started up a conversation. He spoke perfect English, she spoke French accented English. Father, daughter vacationing from Quebec, Canada. (Mother spoke only French, so that was the household language.) The young lady was only 21 but acted so much more mature. And, she loved swinging jazz (as do I).

We all had to look to our right to see the musicians, so I could sneak glances at her without her noticing. She was beautiful, graceful, a knockout with an intoxicating perfume. And to hear her talk, it was love at first sight. She took my breath away.

We had "on the house" wine at intermission as we continued to converse. With her smile, laugh, accent, charm, looks, figure, etc., who wouldn't "fall in love"? Great music, stars, wine (something like "wine, woman, and song"), and a gorgeous young lady, made for the perfect evening. It felt like the best date ever.

Suddenly, the music ended and they quickly exited. I was too dumbstruck to holler, "WAIT!! What's your name?" She left no Cinderella-like slipper. In a flash, they were gone. I didn't have my camera (flashes of performers is rude), so I have no photos, either.

So, indeed, I have only two things, my memory and my dreams. That will have to suffice. Ah, but what a wonderful memory!

posted on Oct 17, 2013 5:16 AM ()


Randy, I hope you had some Retsina while you were there. I lived there for two years (1964-1966). Beautiful country. I lived in Kalamaki which is outside of Athens. I could see the Acropolis from by back door.
comment by gapeach on Oct 29, 2013 7:17 PM ()
Nice to hear from you. If I had any retsina, I wouldn't know. I never learn Greek names for food. I'm not sure I'd want to live there, but I certainly enjoyed my two weeks.
reply by solitaire on Oct 30, 2013 4:49 AM ()
Wow! You had me worried but it ended ok. Nothing wrong with a wonderful dream/fantasy. One of my favorite actors, Patrick Stewart, just married a woman more than half his age and I find myself disappointed in him. I struggle with aging a great deal and I wish we did not get gray, wrinkled or fat, but we all do. (Maybe not fat- but the rest is true.) Still, I will not fault you for "the girl of your dreams". What a wonderful memory.
comment by dragonflyby on Oct 18, 2013 12:16 AM ()
Hi Dottie. Hope you're doing well. Don't worry. I'm still "available"!! More confirmed than ever, perhaps. Too old and set and happily "solitaire".
reply by solitaire on Oct 30, 2013 4:56 AM ()
comment by hobbie on Oct 17, 2013 10:20 AM ()
Randy, How romantic....I was wondering when you said, "The girl of my dreams" So wonderful to hear what an excellent trip you had, it was as if you were reliving that night, under the stars....truly lovely!!! Barb
comment by darkstar on Oct 17, 2013 8:25 AM ()
Hello Barb! Hope all is good. (I'll check your post listings for anything recent.) Yes, I had a great time wandering the Greek Islands. I now need to return to California where my son and daughter are (Santa Cruz and Sacramento). She just had her first baby.
reply by solitaire on Oct 30, 2013 4:53 AM ()
comment by marta on Oct 17, 2013 8:23 AM ()
well at least you can still dream of her and must have that picture in mind
Glad that you found a place there for jazz and such.
comment by fredo on Oct 17, 2013 8:15 AM ()
How old are you?
Glad you enjoyed your evening!
comment by kristilyn3 on Oct 17, 2013 7:24 AM ()
Kristy,he is old.he is going to kill me.
reply by fredo on Oct 17, 2013 8:15 AM ()
A memorable evening ...
comment by tealstar on Oct 17, 2013 5:25 AM ()

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