It was way past ten at night, and the two lovers were all but passed out on the floor. It had been a very long day. In fact, it had been a rather tough week overall. Just so many things that had to be done, and arrangements made for this and for that. But right now, as he and she sit silently in their living room,midst clothes, bags, papers, and various other piles of "stuff", all the hard work is behind them. Right now, all they want is a few moments to catch their breath. He sighs, she sighs. They are sitting sort of side by side, leaning on each other. He turns toward her and looks her in the eyes and says, "I think we got everything" She smiles, nods her head in response.
Then, very suddenly, she sits up straight, her eyes wide open, looks right at him and says, "O M G, WE'RE GOING TO JAMAICA TOMORROW". It was pretty obvious that he and she were very excited to be going to Couples. This was their first trip to the Caribbean. First trip anywhere really. And they, like so many others before them, and for all that will follow throughout time, are having a CR that will never again be repeated. This one is truly one of a kind. What makes this CR so different, so incredibly special? Well, for one thing, they are first timers, newbies. They don't even know that what they are feeling is a CR. No, right now they have visions of palm trees, a nice beach, good food, and good times.
Both of them have been reading the MB. Also known as the Mother Board. Lurking about in the silent shadows, trying to absorb all the information so that their "first time", will be something to remember. If they only knew.
You and I know, that because they chose Couples for their vacation, the time there will be much more than just memorable. These two people don't know that from the moment they step in to the Couples lounge at Sangster Airport, the woman behind the desk will stand up, extend her arms to greet them, a beautiful smile on her face, and she will say to them, "Welcome to Couples". At that precise moment the couple will enter a world of unimaginable comfort and caring, peace and tranquility. They have crossed over to the 'Couples Zone". They will go where they have never gone before. Nothing will ever be the same again.
but first, they had to get through this night.
So our soon to be travelers are absolutely delirious with excitement. There are tears of joy, wonderment, and disbelief streaming down their cheeks. They put their arms around each other, and hold each other closely, but neither one of them had even a inkling of an idea of what lies in store for them.
They are completely unaware, as they sit there on the floor, giggling and hugging and dreaming, that they would remember this night for yet another incredible event. This occurs each and every time you return to the land of hospitality and friendship, laughter and warm hearts. This is true for the virginal "first timer"to the more seasoned visitor, any time you are returning to this oasis of serenity, a picture postcard scene that comes to life. This night, the night before they leave is known as "Couples Eve". Not to be confused with any other Eves.
This is a night where our sleepy couple can only continue to imagine and wonder and look forward to their junket to Jamaica. Now, as they begin to turn out the lights and get ready for bed, hand in hand they move toward the bedroom for, what they hope will be a restful night. This night will turn out to be very special indeed. The night before you actually leave. The night that you share a Couples Eve.
I must thank my good friends Diane and Eric. She posted last week concerning her trip to CN that she won. She mentioned in that post the she and Eric have sort of a routine on the night before. She said that they always called it "Couples Eve". So I am taking her idea and proclaiming that we all have still another reason to celebrate. Even before we get there.
It's not hard to find more reasons to celebrate. Being at the resort, in reality, is the shortest period of time. Most of the year is spent in thinking, dreaming, planning, hoping, counting.
Imagine, if you would, being with the one you love. It could be any time of the day. The day fades in to evening, and it just became "Couples Eve".
Once they go, they too will know.