Reading in Public

marry him. marry him now.

This is going to be short and sweet. Because it’s Friday and I saw this picture and…well I couldn’t think of anything else anymore so this is where my mind goes.

As most of you know (since I mention it all the time) I am single. Actually, I have been single all of my life, unless you count the two internet relationships I had, which they were so short lived I don’t count them. I have never been on a date, never kissed a boy, never held hands with a boy. Yeah, I am basically Josie from “Never Been Kissed,” only 5 years later after the boy never showed up on the pitchers mound to kiss me. Yeah…that dream sailed long ago.

Sorry, what was I saying?

Oh right. I dream all the time of walking into a bookstore, browsing the books, and grabbing for the same book the same time as the cute guy who has been just as lost in the books as I have. Our gazes lock and it’s love at first sight. I giggle, he hands me the book, and we talk about the author or the book itself. When we leave, we have exchanged numbers and possibly plan on meeting up at a coffee shop for tea…you know, for our first date.

Then it will all spiral from there. On my days off work we are together, either at my house or his. We are either reading, or he is reading (or playing games) while I am working on my novel. We will watch cheesy horror movies together (because that is one of the must haves for my future boyfriend, he has to like horror movies). We will nerd over our favorite fandoms and have Netflix marathons.

And let’s not forget all the time we will spend in bookstores, picking out books and building our perfect library.

And this is probably why I am still single. I dream too much and I am told every day that love doesn’t happen like it does in the movies. But I will hold out until someone comes close to what I am looking for. He has to exist somewhere…right?

Maybe I need to start reading more in public.

Toodles

3 thoughts on “Reading in Public

  1. tomavitabile says:

    First thought… Marry this guy for his penmanship alone… he can always make it as a calligrapher if your books don’t sell. Then I had my second thought, you said you “saw” this picture, so the whole thing wasn’t your experience to begin with. Wow. Get out into traffic, take some risks (not literary risks of crossing points of view or fiddling with first to third person omnipotent narrative) but actually get out there and crash, burn and soar! If you want things to be different – you have to act differently!

    Enough from me, it is starting to get too fatherly.

    • Heather M. says:

      HAHA!! Believe me, my problem is not the lack of wanting to get out into the world. It’s the fact that I just don’t have time. Work, home, and bookstores are about the only places I have time to go anymore.

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