Saturday, October 29, 2005

Smile that Way

I can remember three distinct times. Three times it happened. Three times in my four college years. Three times, three places, three boyfriends.

I made a phone call to my dad.
Then I went back to where I was.

Three times a boyfriend said,

“One day I hope to be the one who makes you smile that way.”
One boyfriend did.
—me strauss Letting me be


Cheryl said...


ME Strauss said...

Thank you Cheryl.
Your smile says it all.

The Hungry Writer said...

Nice. Good economy of words.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you hungry.
Though I'm a feeling person myself. I agree the word economy is quite good on this piece. :)

Betty said...

This post caused me to face something rather disturbing about myself- I always smiled in a reserved fashion toward my various boyfriends. I dared not to let them know that they affected me. Or maybe I was disappointed and wanted to make sure they knew...I am glad that one of your college boyfriends made you "smile that way". What a sweet memory.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Betty,
Glad to see that you're up and around again. Sorry to disturb you, but then you know that.

I've had this post for a while. It's special to me. Today I needed something to smile about so here it is. Smiling.


Jennifer said...

I'm still waiting to have that smile of these days...

ME Strauss said...


My advice is don't settle for anything less. Life is hard enough as it is.


Gone Away said...

Funnily enough, this made me smile... :)

ME Strauss said...

Thanks Clive,
That could be the kindest compliment you've given.

melly said...

Wonderful :)
Made me smile and it didn't take long...

ME Strauss said...

Your mom and my dad.
What more needs saying.

Vicki Ayala said...

and did you marry him?