posted Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:59am
Midnight, January 27th. Got on #14 in Kitsilano, headed for the Greyhound station on Terminal Ave. Not being from the city, I was in the process of discussing with the driver the best way to get where I was going when you got on the bus carrying a pizza box from Bibo's. Once I initially got lost inside Granville Station, I began losing hope that I would make it to the Greyhound on time. Luckily, I spotted you heading down the escalator (thanks to your pizza box), and took a shot at getting help from you to ensure I was on the right path. You were, to put it plainly, one of the most pleasant people of whom I have ever had a first impression.
On the platform, while we waited for the SkyTrain, you helped calm my breathing (while simultaneously quickened my heart rate!) as we talked of the brilliance of Louis CK and the marvels of human achievement, the interesting moniker of "SkyTrain" for a train that mostly runs underground and later the humorous contests held in your hometown in Texas. Usually, I would find myself tongue-tied around someone as incredible as you turned out to be, but you proved to be such an adept conversationalist that you made me feel completely at ease in what could have otherwise been an overwhelming situation in a reasonably unfamiliar city.
Now, I wouldn't say that I'm not a romantic at heart, but I feel most times movies miss the mark on how scenarios like this actually work. And yet, upon leaving the SkyTrain in the rush I was in, I felt like I was in one of those very movies, and I instantly regretted not taking the opportunity to give you my number. At the time, it didn't even cross my mind because the mere idea seemed inappropriate. However, in retrospect, even though I don't fully believe in fate, the mood of the situation sincerely felt as though (however unlikely it may be) it's entirely possible that you and I were supposed to meet when and where we did. And by missing my chance to really solidify that connection in the small amount of time we had together (two short stops later), I'm afraid I won't get the chance to know whether we were meant to be in touch with one another or if it was simply the most unfortunate fate for me to meet someone so clearly the type of person I enjoy spending time with, only to lose all contact with her mere minutes later.
I told you my trip home was five and a half hours and that my intention was to sleep for it, but our encounter made sleeping an impossibility. I don't hold out a great deal of expectation that this message will yield results; however, I want to give this the best chance that I can. I've got to. I have never before met someone who so immediately conveyed just how kind, generous, open, funny, optimistic, brilliant and gorgeous (inside and out) she can be. No matter what shape a connection between you and I could take, it would be an absolute travesty to me if our paths never crossed again.
If anyone at all reading this knows a girl named Isabella who matches anything I've written so far, and is about 5'4", brown eyes, brown hair with some lighter highlights, classy dresser, beauty mark right next to her nose (her left), please refer her to this post. If the few moments we shared were not as impactful to her as they were to me and I'm completely out to lunch, you can share a laugh with her and consider all of this a flattering (but hilariously embarrassing) compliment and move on with your lives, but I am completely confident that our conversation struck a chord with her as well, and I invite her to reply and reconnect with me. She'll remember my name.
WhenMonday, January 27, 2014
#14 bus / SkyTrain - Granville Station