By Stefan C
The date and time I chose for my constellation has a pretty funny little love story behind it.
At the time I had been working at a hotel as a valet. A typical busy music night it the lobby meant a full dance floor poppin' with locals and travelers. Being valet, I would see almost every face that walked in or out of the hotel. Many cute girls and young men mingling around and myself, a young single guy on the job. At one point in the middle of the evening, a girl came in and caught my eye.
Whether I was nervous or just plain self-conscious, I don’t know, but I didn’t shoot my shot. I just continued organizing keys and parking cars.
As my shift came to an end and people started to either head to their rooms for the night, or back on the streets to the next spot to drink, I noticed the pretty girl from earlier standing with some friends about to leave. I was chatting with a friend who had been drinking and hanging out inside when I felt someone standing beside me.
Surprised at first, I expected maybe she needed directions, but when she calmly asked, “ummm.. yea' I was just wondering if you were wearing socks.. “. Without thinking I reached down and pulled some of my no-show socks from my slip on vans and said, “Yea' uhh.. ha ha.. that’s pretty random. Is that really what you wanted to ask?” She turned and confirmed the information about my socks to her group and they applauded and naturally I assumed maybe she was on a scavenger hunt. With a big nervous smile on her face and she looked back and batted her pretty long lashes and said, “No uhh I actually just thought you were really cute and wanted to talk to you”.
Being newly single and also so shocked that SHE was hitting on ME, I replied quickly, “OH S**T REALLY?! uh damn thanks.” After the usual ‘are you single’, exchanging names and numbers, and fast nervous small talk while I neglect my walkie-talkie chatter from my PBX receptionist, that would be the moment I met my person.
My town, shortly after, was struck with a wildfire disaster and most communications were down, but we happened to be together when it happened so it brought us closer than ever. It brought us to Italy on our sixth month and it the reason I'm getting her these lucky stars for our ONE YEAR anniversary.
I’ve never met someone so perfect for me. She gets me on more levels than anyone and we connect so organically.
If our story taught me anything it’s these three things:
- When you know, you know.
- When you aren’t searching you find the best treasures.
- And that the most important and gratifying feeling is feeling appreciated and showing someone how much you appreciate them.
If you find someone and they make you feel like that, thank your lucky stars and go with it. It doesn’t happen every day so keep your eyes open and WEAR SOCKS!! And for any girls out there or any guys who don’t know how to initiate conversation, JUST SAY SOMETHING, because it could be the start of EVERYTHING.
I Love You, Amelia!