Life brings various changes, phases and experiences of which some are good and some bad. Such is life. Among all these, there is a phase in life, so special; I believe everyone should be given a chance to experience it; even if it is once in a lifetime. I am talking about that time when you meet someone who makes you feel like your heart has been set ablaze – literally! When you meet someone and just the thought of him/her gives you a kick. Being with this person brings immense joy; even contentment and fulfillment.
Your heart flutters and is pregnant with thoughts about possibilities. On a higher manifestation of this phase:)some Adams and Eves have reported all the above plus Goosebumps ……OK: maybe I should say some Eves.During this stage, you inform your friends, colleagues and basically anybody who cares to listen about your significant other. You feel as though both of you are one unstoppable force – you can take on the challenge that is life and come out strong.
You feel like you are in the clouds, everything seems so surreal. This is the way it is supposed to feel; and everybody should have a chance to experience it. They call it being on cloud nine. Here on Project 44 we call it ‘hitting nimbus ’. Nimbus in nephrology (the study of clouds) is the type cloud which hits the ground as precipitate in rain, hail or snow 🙂 Nimbus brings new things, new beginnings, new realization, a new awakening.
The ‘nimbus stage’ is the stage in relationships where people dream; they day dream a lot, they dream together, they can’t get enough of each other. You receive a text message from him/her and it occurs to you that it was just about the time you were also about to text them. You give them a call and they tell you that they were also in the process of calling you- life is beautiful; – true ‘nimbus’ fashion.
Much as the ‘nimbus’ stage, feels great, sometimes it makes one seem as though the brain is functioning on half power (but your main body organ (the heart!) is in full gear); this is the stage where if for example Eve calls Adam to say she is stuck in some place and it is raining heavily, Adam might decide to go pick her up – a journey that could be more than one hour factoring in traffic jam time. Then half way through the journey, Adam realizes that is not realistic; he then requests Eve to just buy an umbrella or something more logical like getting into Java and having coffee till the rain subsides. But again this is ‘nimbus’ – you are allowed not to reason everything out at this stage.
The thing with ‘nimbus phase’ is that it does not last long. Just like the rain and snow that it brings, it soon comes to an end, giving rise to another season. The season where you leave the clouds and get back to the ground where we all live in the reality of life. This is not all together bad, it is normal; can you imagine being in ‘nimbus’ all through? – that would require loads of resources and enormous amount of energy:). One does not notice it, but it generally believed that no one can ‘hack nimbus’ throughout. I guess that is why we have different seasons: of rain, heat and cold etc- variety.
Now, when nimbus comes to an end, and you are back to normal gauge, no longer on the overdrive, your brain gains back its full functioning power and you begin to see the other person in a new light – a more realistic light. To your shock or even horror, you might discover some things, minor or major that you do not like or stuff that gets to your nerves a little bit. (Well, it is not a discovery because it was always there only that you never saw it). The ‘clouds’ had clouded your thinking. Then you remember they (the world that you left when you ‘hit nimbus’) told you that “no one is perfect” and this sobers you up a little bit.
So worry not that she laughs loudly for laughter is the medicine of the soul. He burps very loudly after he eats his food, so what? It is an appreciation that he enjoyed the meal ;). Such is life, embrace it; live it and be happy you ‘hit nimbus’ and buckle up for the next phases of the relationship (smile)