Love at First Sight: I Fell in Love at a Coffee Shop
I’ve never been the kind of girl who dwells on romantic relationships, or even on dating. I have always found that there are more important things in life than simply finding love. Until a regular spring afternoon changed my perspective.
I went into a local coffee shop to get some work done. I had come to this coffee shop so many times; it had almost become a routine. I noticed it was a little more empty than usual and I was glad. I put in my headphones and began to work.
A voice then caught my attention. “Can I use the outlet under your seat?
He had just walked in. I nodded and noted his attractive features. About 6’3, rugged-looking beard, and wearing a blue baseball tee and regular jeans: a regular guy but there was something about him that I found intriguing.
He plugged in his computer and sat across from me. The tiny table could barely hold our two laptops. I felt an undeniable desire to get to know him.
“Do you come to the coffee shop often? I asked.
He said he didn’t. That his WiFi stopped working at his apartment.
“What are you working on? I questioned.
“I am analyzing the works of Albert Camus and Ken Kesey for my literature class,” he replied. I couldn’t help but smile. They are my favorite authors.
“What kind of music are you listening to? He asked. I began to explain that I was listening to a genre of music known as psychedelic rock, a niche in music that not many people know about, when he suddenly asked if I was listening to Odyssey Oracle. I was.
“That is my favorite record,” he commented.
In that moment I couldn’t help but wonder if this was love at first sight. It this is what love feels like. I felt overwhelmed with powerful emotions. I felt as though he was made especially for me.
We talked for another twenty minutes or so, until I l noticed that I was twenty minutes late for class. I fumbled, packing up my things quickly and hoping he’d ask for my phone number. He didn’t. We never exchanged contact information, and everyday for many days I hoped that I would run into him again. Whenever I returned to that same coffee shop, I hoped that he’d be sitting there. I never even got his name.
Now, it’s just a memory. I know now what it feels like to experience love at first sight. It is an indescribable yet unmistakable feeling. If I’m lucky enough to experience it again, I wont take it for granted. I will act on it instead of letting life get in the way.
Erynn Castellanos is an aspiring radio broadcaster with an opinion on all things love. Currently going through the trials of most twenty somethings, she balances life and relationships and knows what she wants. Her articles on LoveSujeiry.com tie in her personal experiences while exploring the early stages of dating and the single life.
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