I try not to put too much weight on new situations too soon. Especially something that’s long distance, where a lot of times you feel like you never really know what the other person expects or intends. But then there are moments when you feel a flicker of something that makes you wonder what could be.
I’m not going to get all sappy on you, nor will I make some crazy declaration of love, but I will say that I have a strong like for a certain someone. I know people are always saying something’s different about their significant other, and it always seems so corny, but something about this really does feel different. Ugh, and I promise I won’t gush.
Since the moment I met him, there was something electric. I haven’t wanted to take my eyes off of him. What’s funny, is that when I rounded the corner to say hello and shake his hand, I think we were both taken aback by the sight of each other. He seemed surprised by my appearance (but at the time I couldn’t tell if that was a good surprise or not). We shook hands, and when I went back to sit down, he stayed back out of view. Though he spoke to both me and my friend, he rarely looked at me, and I remember hoping he would sit next to me. He didn’t.
That night and the next day, I saw him several more times. We were both all smiles the entire time. I was a little embarrassed at how much I stared, but there was just something about him that kept my attention. I still don’t think I can articulate it completely. It’s not simply a physical attraction. Before we actually spoke, I felt like I knew him. There’s this connection that we both feel. But still, I don’t think he gets why I’m into him.
We didn’t really express anything until I’d come back home, but I think we both knew that SOMEthing was there. I don’t think either of us could admitted it face to face. Maybe the distance helped us work up the nerve, or maybe we just needed a moment to talk without anyone else around. Either way, I just smile.
When I hear from him, even though he’s far away, I’m content enough to not even think about how far away we are from each other. I just think about the next time I’ll see him. I think we have great potential.
It’s weird, I know, but I’m hopeful. I’m not going to be dramatic; I’ll just say that he was an unexpected, but welcomed, surprise. I don’t know that anything will really happen, but I can say that there’s promise.