Sorry Beautiful Lady…

You looked vibrant, dancing away in your stunning black dress with that  gentleman.  I tapped on his shoulder and he started dancing with me.    He asked me questions and we bantered back & forth.  His enthusiastic dancing and friendly demeanor encouraged me to relax and have a good time.

Until I glanced your way.

My heart sank and my feet stilled as I saw your narrowed eyes and the almost imperceptible  look of catty disdain.  To make thing worse, you pasted on a half- smile because you wanted to show that you were un-affected when you noticed I was looking your way.  From your perspective, you were basking in his attention when I rudely interrupted.  I deserved that look.

What you did not know is;

-that he had asked me to dance earlier and I had told him I would join him in a few mintues

  -I did not know that you were dancing together.  I often do not observe my environment when I’m focussed on a goal (e.g. find the gentleman and dance with him as promised)

-that although he was attractive, he certainly was not worth hurting you. Not by a long shot, my precious sister in Christ.

-that I would never steal or even compete for a man’s attention.  I truly believe if a man wants you, he will make that clear to all parties.

Why didn’t I come over and apologize to you right away as per my instinct?

1 cup cowardice, I did not want to create a scene.   I was fearful of approaching you and of your reaction

1/4 cup laziness, breaking the dancing momentum seemed ornerous. 

2 tablespoons of selfishness, he was cute and nice…I wanted to keep him for myself. 

– a dash of pride, I felt hurt by that look you gave me…we have know each other  a little, don’t we?  Why would you so quickly assume the worst of me?  Why do I have to come over and apologize to you?

Anyway, I’m sorry beautiful lady.  Your peace is disturbed and so is mine.  I will make sure to come find you tomorrow and apologize.

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One response to “Sorry Beautiful Lady…

  1. You’re so nice to be so thoughtful of others. Most women probably wouldn’t even have noticed her “look”.

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