I love to hear about how a couple met each other for the first time. There I was, on the other day listening to a friend recount his version of the story of how he met his girlfriend. The story was not extraordinary. But the slideshow of emotions on his face was priceless while recounting the incident.
Apparently, he met his girlfriend three years ago through common friends. During the first meeting, he was wearing a pink shirt. So, she doubted his sexual orientation. Then they met again accidentally at a club where they bonded after which my friend made his intentions clear. Here I'm going to quote my friend verbatim. "I made my move". His voice dipped a few decibels when he was on the "I" and went up a few notches by the time he reached the "move". For a moment, he was reliving the propitious moment oblivious of my presence.
In his case, the first impression of the pink shirt had an effect. His move was at first mistaken by his girlfriend. But my friend's persistence paid off eventually. What caught my attention was my friend's eyes focused away as if being in that moment in the past and the change of decibel levels during narration. This definitely was a time when the guard was down. The expressions on his face reminded me of the famous Mastercard ad. "For everything else, there is...".