My roommates and I went to Claire's FHE yesterday. Claire and I skipped out and went to Hires Big-H. She of course wanted to know the drama about me and Andrea. I shared with her the whole sordid tale.
I was reminded again how awesome Claire was... how she made me feel like I was the only important thing in her whole world. It almost made me forget about her making me listen to her and Adam swap spit in the back of that pick-up a couple of weeks ago.... almost.
"So what are you going to do?", was Claire's first question after I finished the Andrea story.
I had had the weekend to think about it and make a decision.
I said, "I'm going to wait a month before I call her." Claire said, "A whole month? You said yourself you've wondered if she realized she loved you and not this other guy?" I replied, "Yeah." She said, "If that's true, why wait? Don't you want to know right now?" I told her, "Yeah, I've thought about that a lot, but canceling a wedding is a pretty big deal. The chances it had anything to do with me are a slim, I think. But either way, it seems like she'll need some time to sort stuff out in her head. Don't you think you would need time?" Claire nodded her head and smiled. "You have a talent for putting yourself in other peoples shoes." Andrea actually taught me that, but I didn't tell Claire.
I started to feel a little choked up so I lightly said, "What's new in your love life?" Claire said, "Me and Adam broke up." I rolled my eyes and said, "Again?" She glared a little and said, "It's for real this time." I said, "Tough week to be an Adam..." She smiled.
We shared a milkshake and talked until Hires closed up shop. Claire did a good job of convincing me that she was absolutely done with Adam this time around.
Both these girls, Andrea and Claire, who have had such a profound effect have recently become available... as I thought about that, the line from Alice in Wonderland, "Curiouser and Curiouser."