Friday, June 15, 2012
she watches NOVA, he watches football. she prefers tea, he prefers coffee. she is short and blonde, he is tall and dark. she sighs over red sunsets, he sighs over red ink. she loves modern art, he loves vintage cars. she takes note of new flowers, he takes note of new technology. she makes friends easily, he makes friends cautiously. she likes the heft and smell of a real book, he likes the [nonexistent] heft and smell of a kindle. she makes plans in advance, he makes plans at the last minute.
she thinks the weather is perfect for working out in the yard, he thinks the weather is perfect for working out at the gym. she is thrilled by incredible words—how about rosanna warren's from new hampshire—he is thrilled by incredible numbers. she stares at her books, he stares at his iphone. she's messy and leaves clothes and papers heaped in piles, he's tidy and never leaves clothes and papers heaped in piles. she was raised a fresh-air-and-forest country girl, he was raised a smog-and-pavement city boy.
but when all is said and done, they are both at home, sitting beside each other in the evening, two opposites attracting.