I vowed to keep my eyes peeled for my one and only perfect, dream lover — the man who would sweep me off my feet and love me as no one else ever had, my soul mate.”
Miranda asks Char, “Has he even proposed to you yet?”. Char responds, “No, but it’s beschert!”
According to Wikipedia, Beshert is “a Yiddish word that means “destiny”. It is often used in the context of one’s divinely foreordained spouse or soul mate, and thus has romantic overtones.”
Once, when I had been dating a Jewish guy, this exact SATC episode happened to be on TBS while him & I were in the midst of a heated text-fight. In an effort to put a fizzle to the abbreviated curses & punctuated faces, I texted:
Of course I had googled for the definition before texting it. I was hoping the Jewish guy would be uber-impressed with my Judaic linguistic skill-set.
HE: ‘Not today. And stop watching Sex & the City.’
Damn those TBS SATC reruns that everyone & their mother has seen already at least 3x!
Know what I mean? Or am I crazy?
“Beshert,” I said confidently. Two weeks later, he dumped me. OK … screw beshert.
It was around this time that I started to get a hunch that this whole “soul mate” thing may be a bunch of bull. Maybe all that I was “meant to be” was “alone forever.” The thought terrified me, but even with my doubts, I chose to keep the faith that “the one” was coming.”
I truly believe that connecting with someone should be -in some way- on all levels: emotional, mental & physical and maybe even spiritual. And I do believe that when you connect with someone who is special (whatever your definition of that is), it can feel as though you have met your ‘soul mate’.
But what happens when you’re with someone, you think this person is your soul mate, then the relationship ends and you’re left wondering…
Is there really such a thing as a soul mate – or in this case, ‘beshert‘?
p.s.s. – I’ll be posting my 1st giveaway next week!! Make sure to enter, lovelies – XOXO!