Maria and I will often see our couples, both past and present, while out and about in the city. It happens from time to time and we’re always caught off guard, thrown aback a touch because our sight tends to be focused on what we have going on in front of us (usually our babies). So when we hear our name(s), which is often the first gesture of contact, we are 90% of the time displaying a stun face, ya know — a shocked expression, a look of stupidity that is always followed by expression and love but usually begins with stupidity. So. . .Jess wins for receiving more of these expressions than anyone else. Her and Travis share a smaller community with us. We share a grocery store, a school system, taxes and a library. We also share a lifestyle with small children that plays a part in our jointly bonded small world.
It’s one that warms my heart.
One that I readily look forward to as our lives continue, hopefully more often than not because Jess is beautiful. She’s beautiful inside and out and has something about her that is connective. It’s not connective in a way that we’re always thinking about her but in a manner that when I come across her I can feel warmth, for what that’s worth. I think she has a very huggable personality. I also think that her guy, Travis, is a major stud. Just wait until you see him, his style, his talent and his displayed love for Jess. He’s sort of a rock star.
But yeah, I’m beginning to feel as though I’m coming across as a creeper. So here they are — hopes of continued bump ins, pizza & beer and Bulleit Bourbons together. . .