MLMM/WDYS — Soulmates and Lovebirds


That word has come up quite a bit lately from the bloggers I follow. When Sadje posted the above picture from Jonah Pettrich at Unsplash on her latest What Do You See prompt, the word “soulmates” immediately came to mind. Well, actually, “lovebirds” came to mind first. But then when I saw that the first question Melanie asked in her Share Your World post this past Monday was about soulmates, “soulmates” shot to the top.

Melanie had also asked about soulmates in her May 6, 2019 Share Your World post. And if that’s not enough, just a few weeks ago, Shweta Suresh had “soulmate” as her word for her Saturday Six Word Story Prompt.

And now, Stephanie Colpron has given us the word “soulmates” in her latest Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt.

She’d like us to consider the concept of “soulmates.” She suggested our tale could be about our soulmate or our character’s soulmate if we decide to write a fictional story.

My story is about a man who didn’t believe that there was such a thing as a soul, so the whole notion of “soulmates” was foreign to him. He firmly believed that people looking for their soulmate, allegedly finding them, and potentially marrying them, was more a product of time, place, and opportunity than of anything so idealistic and romantic as locating their ideal partner.

This skeptical man was, many years ago, introduced to a woman who happened to be “geographically compatible” (i.e., they lived in the same city), and both of them were at a point in time in their lives where they were ready to commit to another via marriage.

This man was convinced that there were other women who could have been his partner in life, but either he didn’t know them because they lived in different parts of the country (or world), and/or because one or both of them was not ready for a lifelong commitment.

Still, when he found that geographically compatible woman who, like him, was ready for a long term commitment, he decided, soulmate or not, that he would pop the question. And she said yes.

That was forty-five years ago and, I guess one could argue that the two of them have grown to become each other’s soulmate.

21 thoughts on “MLMM/WDYS — Soulmates and Lovebirds

  1. Sadje September 9, 2021 / 8:10 pm

    I love your story Fandango! One doesn’t need to believe in souls too find a soulmate, or true love. Thanks for joining in with this enlightening story.

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    • Fandango September 9, 2021 / 8:31 pm

      Good bet, Jim


  2. Stephanie Colpron September 10, 2021 / 12:41 am

    Honestly I didn’t do it on purpose. I prepared this one last week. 😜
    Thank you for sharing your take: and yes, some people don’t think of this as soul mate. Still build a lifelong relationship.

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  3. paeansunplugged September 10, 2021 / 1:06 am

    I agree. One can’t go gallivanting around the world in search of a soulmate! But then, in these times of social media and internet, geographical incompatibility is of no consequence!

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    • Fandango September 10, 2021 / 6:59 am

      That’s true. Geographical boundaries have become less of a factor.

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  4. Nope, Not Pam September 10, 2021 / 3:08 am

    People are often sceptical about marriages of convenience but they do work, for we all grow and change in relationships. Success often depends on your ability to accept this and adapt

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  5. Melanie B Cee September 10, 2021 / 6:44 am

    What a beautiful thing. You FOUND her, disbelieving though you were. 😉 And yeah, I know it probably took a lot more hard work than romance, but without the romance wouldn’t it just be a tale of two people marrying for ‘convenience’? I suspect there’s much much more to your story than that! Congratulations.

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    • Fandango September 10, 2021 / 9:59 am

      Thanks, Melanie.


  6. Marleen September 10, 2021 / 8:13 pm

    5) …

    In “The Matrix Revolutions,” humanity and the machines made peace [..]. Eighteen years later, the machines are keeping Neo and Trinity, who we thought gave their lives to secure that peace, sedated for… some reason. Later, during some pretty riveting action scenes reminiscent of the first “Matrix,” we see what looks like an Agent holding Neo at gunpoint, plus a normal human cop being overridden by an agent. [..].

    I have no idea what any of that means, of course[…] so it’s fun to speculate together. Maybe the war never died. Maybe rogue elements are trying to restart it. Maybe there’s another crisis that could doom both man and machine that only Neo and Trinity can solve. Hell, maybe none of what we saw takes place in the “real” Matrix at all, but some kind of separate prison-like place. Your guess is as good as mine.

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  7. judeitakali September 15, 2021 / 2:39 am

    Beautiful. Sometimes a soulmate develops, not always straight off the bat.

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  8. leigha66 September 19, 2021 / 9:10 pm

    That story seems kind of familiar, you wouldn’t have been talking about yourself would you? 45 years is something to be proud of!

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  9. Carol anne October 9, 2021 / 5:53 am

    45 years is a helluva long time! Go you and mrs. fandango! xoxo

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