(titled by sunflower face)
lets talk about it
8:19 wasn't extremely late for our 8:00 date.
while walking up the steps to his building, i gazed
out past the holland tunnel exit, looking at the
river. pretty. he opened the door, grabbed me,
led me into the elevator, and pushed 2.
on the other side of the elevator door was a
real door. we stood in the elevator as he
got out his keys to unlock it. after exiting the
elevator shaft and entering his home
i stopped dead in my tracks. sounds funny, but
my first thoughts were
"wow..this is a mansion"...a mansion of
an apartment. i had a strong urge to politely
excuse myself...purchase an evening gown from
a nearby store....and quickly return with proper
i can't begin to imagine the square footage...i choose
to believe that this is a space where movies are filmed.
everything was so surreal...i felt like i was on a set.
it was a huge open space that housed a kitchen,
dining room, lounge area, and a sitting space.
with flat screens, amazing light fixtures,
plush couches, smart tables, massive paintings, huge
bay windows along the periphery of the room, and
stately statues strategically strewn about. my eyes became
intoxicated. i was amazed by how well arranged
and cohesive all the elements in his home came together.
without having to pee, i requested the whereabouts of the
bathroom. i just wanted to see the back of the palace...
the bathroom resembled the second bedroom in my apartment.
i smiled, took off my shoes, and shimmyed
into the kitchen. as i sat cross-legged in
a throne (literally) across the room, i watched
him prepare our salmon. he's a
beautiful man...early thirties...stable
in his career...and genuinely into me.
none of this is new...we met last summer
and attempted to date. after i faded, so
did our communication. due to a recent inadvertent
reunion here we are a year
later...in a "mansion"...trying again.
"enough about me..tell me more about you"
"i don't wanna go alone, i want to go with you!"
"i was signed...i modeled for years. you didn't know that?"
"high five for being so pretty"
"well...you do know that i play semi-pro right?"
"i tell my co-worker all the time, 'you should really think like me'"
"soooo what happened to us?"
"i mean really...i stand out as a leader in that group"
"i drive a saab, you've been in it right?"
"oh...women approach me all the time"
"do whatever you want in here, my space in your space"
"you are so young, and you have so much wisdom.."
"at this rate, i'm pretty sure i'm gonna have a kid before
i get married"
thrones or not.
mom: you are so judgemental...you can't judge someone off the first date pamela.
quiet, irritated, inside voice pam: ...is it safe to judge him after the 10th date that
took place over the span of an entire year?
mom: you hear me talkin to you?
me: yup. i hear you. there is a backstory. i'll share it another day.
mom: no you won't.
she's probably right about that.