It’s that time of the year again when everybody wants to fall in love. You may not admit it, but I’m sure you would love to receive a red rose on Valentine’s Day from a secret admirer and chances are there are people out there who will be going on dates to search for the “one”. As we count down the days until 14 February, Live’s Nomsa Motale shares her life as a love-struck romantic…
20 days until Valentine’s Day: I’m wearing my lucky shoes today and I must say I sure look good in this red dress. If I don’t meet a hot hunk today then I will be convinced that human beings are insane! It’s 5 o’clock now and I could use a drink at the local bar. Something is totally different about this place tonight .It smells like rich sand wood with a touch of cinnamon. Mmh! I can almost taste it.
There he was dressed in a black suit, gold cufflinks, cleanly shaven and I could sense his aura from a mile away. I think I must have died and landed in heaven because guys like him are hard to come by especially in dingy bars like these.
I think to myself, “Please say something to me, offer to buy me a drink or something”. I talk to the barman, trying my best not to look desperate. Just like I assumed, he came over and asked me to join him for another round. We spoke about everything from jazz to food and relationships. We even spoke about comic books. Whoever thought that I could have an intellectual conversation with a handsome man, about comic books?
In my mind I’m already picturing what our house will look like and how long we will be together for. I know it sounds crazy; I mean I’ve just met the guy and I’m already imagining all these things. Well that’s what usually happens when a woman meets a guy she genuinely likes: her thoughts are far-fetched while he is probably thinking about soccer or the latest BM.
After our long conversation, with a handful of glasses sitting on the table, I decide that it was time for me to head back home. Being the gentlemen he is he walked me to my car. And yes, he asked for my number! Now all I can do is wait…..
Photos taken by: @Ric3hard