About 18 months ago…
As I boarded my flight home after my trip to Max’s region, I texted him a quick note: “Miss you already!”
I didn’t think much of the casual salutation — it was something I would have said to my children or a girlfriend — just a fun, breezy farewell. By the time I landed, there was a message on my data phone. It was from Max:
“You have no idea. We have a special relationship.”
Wha…? I reeled. Max had feelings for me. Here, in the palm of my hand, was actual confirmation that this gorgeous man reciprocated, in some form, the feelings I had for him. My heart was pounding; butterflies were fluttering in my stomach. I didn’t know what to think. I could barely resist the urge to board a flight back to Max. Of course in reality Max would be home with his wife and daughters…but he felt something for me!
There was so much I wanted to say. I tried to capture what I was feeling, and then edited and edited it down until it fit into the 160 characters of a single text message:
“I do have an idea…several, in fact. I will content myself with the quantum possibility that in some parallel universe we are free to explore them.”
Several hours later, Max texted back. “LOVE the way you put that. Talk soon.”