It hit me today when I was driving home from work. I want to be in love.
What an unexpected revelation. Today was just like any other school day for me. A Monday. Up at 6:10am (too early for me), outside on duty to make sure the kids survive to see another day of classes, and a full day of teaching and grading. Then suddenly the thought settled on me, like sunlight warming my skin. I want to be in love.
How odd that weeks after the Valentine’s Day craze, when I could have cared less about being in love, that suddenly there is something in me….that is ready. I had not seen any hand holding couples, or watched previews from movies like “The Vow”. Without warning, this feeling snuck up and tapped me on the shoulder. Remember when you felt me? I’m that ping of excitement when you hear his voice. That connection when you talk to him on the phone for hours, and never run out of things to say. I want to be in love.