She knows in her heart how many times she gave too much or settled for less. She notices this gentleman never fails to do the small kindnesses like open doors and help her with her luggage and coat. Tells her she’s as cute as a button in the morning; refills her coffee leaning in for a kiss. He’s open in a way she’s clearly stated she’s not, though she doesn’t make a fuss when he says ‘we’. Talks about spring as if together it’s a season not to be missed. It may not be love, actually. Still, when she’s in it she recognizes happiness. The reckless woman who nearly forgot how precious she is laughs with abandon as her past becomes an anecdote.
~Just L (January 2, 2017)
Published in the February 2017 Blender of Love Digest.