It was a casual atmosphere, just me and a bunch of girls from work enjoying the outdoor evening. Nothing spectacular in the surroundings, only a field surrounding a sport event.
It was then I spotted him, for the first time, and it was love at first sight–that inexplicable attraction no one can explain. It was not a candlelit room, across a dance floor with romantic music sweetening the mood.
It was not the childhood fantasy from well read books or black and white cinema. It was sunset, hot and muggy, and still. But then, my heart’s reaction wasn’t a fantasy, either, it was very real and lasted 47 years.