the other night i spent the evening with some men folk and let me tell you, i have surely missed the company of men. now, i greatly adore the lady friends i have made here in florida, but lately it has been all estrogen all the time and i am all exhausted. i think my fellow ladies understand what i am saying. there is a serenity to be found in the company of men – like the fresh air i never knew i needed.
so there we sat, the men and i, watching superhero movies and eating cheese fries and even though i had only met some of them moments before, they were quick to help me feel welcome (so comfortable they even made fun of my drama queen tendencies). the whole evening had a heartwarming simplicity to it. i felt closer to home. oh, and did i mention one of them was from australia? he didn’t speak much, that one, but when he did i made sure to absorb everything he ever said.
and i know what you are thinking, but alas no i did not find myself particularly attracted to any of these delightful men (even the australian!). i mostly just relished my time spent in their company. however, this didn’t stop the occasional stolen glance or innocent flirtation, because i am after all a woman still and it is fun to flex my womanly muscles just to remind myself i still got it. which is what this evening was more than anything. it was the re-ignition of hope.
to once again feel the warm reassurance of hope burning deep within me. saying softly, someday. someone.