We barely get married, in fact. My parents had a quick civil ceremony when they got married, and so did my mother and step father twenty years later. Not to mention engagement, a concept that took me quite a while to fully understand. You have to be asked? And there has to be a ring, okay. Hang on, what year is this, again? Before, I just thought American movies were laying it on thick for dramatic purposes.
Reality, much stronger than fiction, I assure you. She noticed him…thinking she might snag him herself! Like I said, my family is pretty cool. But a few days later, I remembered him. Something in our short conversation had touched me. After moving a few things around on the calendar, we finally set a date to see each other. Maybe go out for a drink, nothing more.
But when he said: I showed his message to my friends and the Americans were all sure: This was all starting to get interesting. The last thing a girl in fashion wants to do is scare a guy off with her studded Valentinos. So I put on a pair of sandals, a skirt, and a sweater.
Obviously, he showed up super well-dressed — suit jacket, his collar slightly open, totally gorgeous. I was as green as my stupid sweater. Keep it together G, keep it together.
He had told me to meet him in front of the Nomad Hotel. Which was all lit up, of course. We were the only ones up there. He had arranged it so the rooftop would be just for us. And right in the middle, there was a little table with a champagne bucket.
We sat down he pulled the chair out for me, etc and he pulled a mini boom box out of his pocket so he could put on music. Noooo way, this was all too much. What kind of a trap is this? I blab on and on. I tell my whole life story from beginning to end and everything in between, I add extra details.
I show off, basically. After that little stroke of genius, I started to relax, and the evening went on being magical. It was strange, actually. The last thing I wanted was to jump right back into a relationship with someone.
His childhood spent in Florida fishing and surfing, his career as a musician, his worries, the things that make him happy. And at that moment, despite the fact I still completely had my guard up and it was the last thing I would have expected, I felt the floodgates of love burst open, one after another. What do you say?