Have I mentioned before how much I love coffee?
Our university is in a not-so-safe area and our classes are at night, so we began walking to our cars together after class. I learned that she was in the middle of a break-up with her girlfriend of five years. She learned that I was at the beginning of a divorce. Pretty soon, we were talking everyday and meeting for dinner before class.
Not knowing how to flirt with a woman, I was at a loss of what to do. One night, fueled by a few of glasses of wine, I sent her a text and told her that I think she is incredibly sexy. (Which, by the way, I feel strongly that cell phones should have a breathalyzer attached to them that automatically disables the phone if you're drunk. This would have saved my ass many, many times.)
After class one night I drove her to her car, she gathered her things and got out. She startled me when she opened the door to my car and got back in.
"I just came back to give you a hug," she said.
When she put her arms around me, I swear I got struck by lightning.
I was overwhelmed by the feel of her hair in my face and my hands on her back. I knew that I could never live without that feeling in my life anymore.
But what did I say in that moment? The moment that my soul finally found what it was searching for my whole life? The moment that I felt complete and perfect and emotional and ecstatic??
"You smell GREAT," I said.
The dumbest thing ever.
I hope she still likes me.