I’ve Just Seen a Face

Falling, yes I am falling. And she keeps calling me back again. – “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” The Beatles

She actually said yes to a date! Well, I think she did… After seeing The Sister a few days ago and spending time with her and her daughter, I asked her if she wanted to get together this weekend. Normally she would say “oh I probably can’t find a sitter,” or “I’d love to, but I’ll probably have to work.” But this time… THIS time she said “Sounds good to me!” I told her when I’d be in town and available, and she said she’d try and find a sitter and if not we’d just hang at her place. So definite progress here…

I have never known the likes of this. I’ve been alone and I have missed things and kept out of sight. But other girls were never quite like this.

I suspected that things were different between us over the last two weeks. She’s actually texted me first, she’s come to me with things that are bothering her instead of me trying to pull it out of her and her giving two word answers, and she sent me a nice message about how much she enjoyed me spending time with her and her daughter, how sweet I was for showing an interest in both of them, and how much fun her daughter had playing around with me. I made a quip about it only taking a couple years to win ONE of them over… to which she told me to “quit your shit.” Then went on to say I had melted part of her cold, bitter heart and we should do it again sometime. Based on past experience these statements felt different, but I think in the back of my head I still expected her to bounce and start fading away. Still do, to an extent. But she’s definitely treating me differently. Opening up a bit. Starting conversations. I invited her to a get together that’s a month away and she actually texted and said she wants to go and is going to work it out and be there no matter what. These things are all very unlike her. So I’m cautiously hopeful.

Well… I say that. Deep down I’m crazy hopeful. I’ve had a crush on this girl for years, and its finally being somewhat visibly returned. I know enough about her to prepare myself for what is sure to be a bumpy ride. But for now… She. Said. Yes!!

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