So I’m having a rough couple of weeks in general and I’m a bit stressed and find myself over-reacting to things that normally don’t get to me.
This morning as I’m headed to work, the weather is an exact reflection of my general mood. Overcast, drizzly and on the chilly side. I park my car and walk to my office building.
Coming in the opposite direction is a fairly attractive woman in well fitted business attire walking casually with a cell phone to her ear and clearly enjoying her conversation because she’s got a smile on her face and she’s looking down as she walks with her longish brown hair falling around her face. And that’s when it happens all at once…
… she pauses her stride slightly. The ankle of one foot sort of brushing the other. As she does this, she drops her hip to one side which causes her to slightly sway her hips to the other side. Simultaneously, the hand that isn’t holding the phone to her ear, casually sweeps the hair out of her face and over the ear without the phone and revealing a graceful cheekbone, jaw and cute little ear. And then she smiles even brighter into the phone blowing a kiss into it.
The next second, she regains her stride and fixes her gate. As we pass by eachother we make eye contact and nod a friendly hello continuing on to our respective destinations.
But from that moment on, that little bit of graceful beauty really brightened my day.