Had a date last night with a former Marine, for all intents and purposes we will call him The Marine, and it was really, really, nice.
The Marine and I went to the Zoo and wandered around, talked, I bought him a beer, he laughed at me divulging too much information about my geeky tendencies to do touristy stuff, then we went to have margaritas and Mexican food. (As we well know – two of my favorite things on the planet). Went back to his place and watched Silver Linings Playbook, good movie, had a pretty deep and interesting meaning.
It was truly nice spending time with a man who seems happy and isn’t deeply broken, agitated, and spiteful. It was nice to feel “free” for a change. As if I could be myself. That is a rare occurrence for me. The Marine is intelligent and sweet. Perhaps, just perhaps, I will see The Marine again.