Friday, February 11, 2011
Big Dinner Horizons
"Where are you from?" she said.
He shrugged. "Nowhere, really."
"No. Rural. Very rural. More cows than people."
"I'm a suburban girl," she said. "Nothing terribly exciting. Not like here. It took me a while to get used to the city."
"Well, cows aren't especially exciting either," he said. "I remember when the mailman would come. That was exciting."
"I spent a lot of time outside," he said. "I used to think about what it felt like. Way out there. Being part of someplace so open."
She watched him.
He kind of liked it.
"Do you miss it?" she said.
He deliberated for a few moments. More about whether to tell the truth than the answer. "Yes," he said finally. "And I never thought I would."