giant stuffed fish

she called that day “lovely” and the feeling in the air “magical.”
Truly it was.

truth is… I’ve always been a fool.
Her crazy kitten smile…
I feel her eyes on me, eye contact was rare.
Once she took me aside and was visibly upset.
She asked me about her new haircut,
I believe she hadn’t had the best compliments.
I told her truthfully – she looked beautiful.
But, as always, she didn’t believe me

– For more in this series and the story behind it, see 13 years