We took notice of them and smiled as we speculated the nature of their relationship. If I had to guess, I would say they were in the process of falling in love. For those of you who have been there you know there is really nothing like it. That moment you realize you are in love and it feels like not much else matters in the world.
Now, I knew better than to compare our relationship to theirs. We were not leaning in with our eyes locked on each other. As a matter of fact, we were, in addition to getting caught up on each other’s week, working through a small conflict. I guess you could say we were, in a sense “leaning in” too. We did get our conflict resolved and went on to have a great day together.
Our young friends across the room continued their chatting and smiling and leaning and then they eventually got up to leave. We watched them walk out to their two separate cars and before they got in, stopped to chat again. By this time there was a steady drizzle outside on this Monday morning and yet they stood there talking for at least five more minutes in the falling rain. It was as if they did not even notice. They were not ready to leave each other and go on with their days.
Ty and I watched them standing there in the rain, obviously quite smitten with one another. It may have been cloudy and raining outside but definitely not in their hearts. They reminded me how it felt when we first fell in love and my heart was filled with warmth as I was reminded that 26 years later, I am still smitten as well!!!