Juliana, my college love was everything but a distant memory. She was near and dear to my heart, but I wasn’t sure how she felt. One of my greatest memories of all was one of hers as well. She loved Italian food as much as I do. It didn’t take much to craft up the perfect plan for our evening out. Before leaving for work that day, I dropped off my black pin striped suit. I gave her a call early and told her not to make any plans as I had a big surprise in store, she became overjoyed and agreed. I told her I would pick her up about seven.
With a bouquet of fresh pink roses behind my back, my heart began racing while holding the door. I looked up the softly lit brick paved staircase, and there she stood. Finally, after a hard day at the office, her emerald green eyes met mine. She strolled over to the car door I was holding for her, and eagerly, we both leaned in for a kiss. I handed her the flowers. As she gasped in awe knowing I had plucked her favorite color, she whispered softly in my ear. I grinned.
Shortly afterward we drove off and arrived at a five-star restaurant. Neither of us had been there, but I heard it was fantastic. I got out and tossed the valet guy the keys as she clutched to my arm. Our wait wasn’t very long as I had reservations, and we were promptly greeted by our waiter. We ordered a bottle of Shiraz, not a common classic, but her favorite red wine. We had our salads and bread sticks as our main entre’ arrived. We shared this huge white bowl of spaghetti with meatballs smothered in a rich, steamy aromatic pasta sauce.
Together we had become lost in the ambiance of flickering candles while chatting the evening away. Out of nowhere, she began twirling her silver polished fork in the dish with her head down. We both paused taking a sip from our glasses. I reached over and tilted her chin up. I asked her if everything was alright. She blushed as she looked at me.
“My evening couldn’t have gotten any better. I have always wanted to try this place. You never cease to amaze me. It seems as if you always carry within you a great passion, and I love that about you. It brings a great joy to my heart that I can’t express.”
Speechless! I had become captive to her eyes as my ears filled with her charming insights about how she felt towards me. Just as we shared the same string of spaghetti from the bowl, I had realized I too was enamored by both her beauty and personality.