Saturday, November 24, 2007

Such A Clever Girl

Year 1999
Place London, England

I was on vacation in London with my wife and mother-in-law. We had rented a flat in Notting Hill. We were on our way to dinner one late afternoon when we passed a young couple standing next to a phone booth. The man was thin, had a hip haircut, and wore a black leather jacket. The woman was dark-skinned with long black hair and wore a red turtleneck sweater. She was stunning.

The man looked annoyed and impatient. The woman draped her arm over his shoulder in a languid motion and said in a deep honey voice, “You are such a clever boy.” I have no idea why she said it. I have no idea why the man didn’t melt into a pool of water right there on the sidewalk. I know I did.

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