Little surprises me these days.
Life gets increasingly…hectic? High-pressure? Or just plain hard, I guess.
Sometimes I lose faith.
Then I get it back.
Then humanity redeems itself.
And unexpectedly, I meet someone who quite literally takes my breath from me.
Like the “girl” in Austin.
I did not catch her name.
I was too mesmerized.
She looked so much like Lori.
Blonde, tall, vivacious, oozing a comedic sensibility.
Her hands move as she speaks…just like Lori’s did…as if spinning the words like spider silk.
Everything delivered with bone-dry wit.
I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
Does she notice?
My eyes are going to overflow.
[Please don’t notice.]
I want her to never stop talking.
I want to ask her what it’s like now….where she is….can she see us?
How utterly ridiculous of me.
I want to thank her.
“For what?”, I can imagine her saying.
For surprising me.