The Path Not Taken

Alex sprang out of bed as he customarily did ready to attack his day…  His youthful vigor would accept nothing less…   As normal, he did an early morning flex in front of his mirror, unabashedly admiring his muscular body which he had been sculpting from his early teens…  He peeked closer at his face and noticed some stubble growth…  Vanity prompted him to shave before he went out on his morning jog around the park…  After all, he had a public image to consider…!!!  😊

He customarily walked the first lap around the small lake. That was almost a full mile. He would then jog around for several more laps at varying speeds, culminating in a cool off lap…  On one of his jog laps, in the distance, he noted someone traveling in the opposite direction, coming towards him…  It was a youthful female…  She had long corn silk hair, fair skin and was very angelic looking…  He could not help but be startled…  She was breathtaking beautiful… His pace slowed down and stopped suddenly several feet from her…  This also startled the lovely young lady, even though it seemed that she also had been looking at him…  😊

“I’m sorry,” Alex blurted out…  “I didn’t mean to frighten you. But you seem vaguely familiar like we’ve met before.”  😊

She replied with, “I don’t see how that is possible since I just moved here. But, now that you mention it, I do seem to find something familiar about you too.”  😊

“Really? That’s interesting. Maybe somehow faith has thrown us together.” Alex said with confident optimism…  😊

“We’ll see,” she retorted coquettishly…!!!  😊

“My name is Alex.” 😊

She countered with, “I’m Mela”…  😊

Alex looked deeply into her sky blue eyes and asked, “Mela, would you like to celebrate this momentous occasion over a cup of coffee? I would very much like to get to know you better.” 😊

Mela looked deeply into his eyes and said, “I thought you’d never ask!”…  😊


Mela and Alex walked off together into what they each hoped would be an interesting chapter in their young, eternal lives…!!!  😊

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