Amelia tells me if we are stuck at the salon beyond 8:45 she’s going to bail and go home. She just flew back to the States from Japan and surely she must be tired. (Air Force Reserve)
I get it.
Of course it’s so busy at the salon we get fucked on that time scale. I tell her tomorrow is my buddy Church, and after that I’m drilled with work, so tonight we tell we catch up or it has to be next week.
Amelia relents, and even though she’s exhausted and so am I, we agree to hang.
We manage to get all of the stragglers and line steppers out of the salon and do our best to clean up and close out.
We know this is the only night we can hang, and even though we’re both exhausted, we march over to Marathon around the corner.
We exchange stories as always.
She tells me a lurid tale of a tryst she had while she was abroad.
All I can think of is what a liberated soul my Amelia is.
That’s it. No judgement. I just want her to be happy.
But there is something else.
I’ve really missed Amelia.
I wrote about about this before but I have to say it again.
I have feelings for Amelia.
It doesn’t fit into any dating, relationship, bucket.
I just have feelings for her.
I just love being around her and it’s so fun to spend time with her. (We’re paid to be together)
Okay…. I was sitting at dinner at Marathon with Amelia and we were exchanging stories. We’re so honest with each other. We really safely release to each other. (I like that)
I told Amelia I loved her.
She said it back.
I don’t know.
She’s 24, I’m 55. That’s a spread, but I love Amelia. I’m so happy when I’m with her. I feel like we could run a business together, and still laugh over drinks and enjoy each others company.
But I could be wrong
She’s young, and she has so many choices and I never want to interfere in that.
We had a nice dinner together, and I know she was tired, but I was just so happy to see her.
I’m happier in my life than I’ve ever been. I love that I have so many opportunities and I get stay busy at my age, but I really have been blessed to meet some new people in the real world instead of swiping on Tinder.
She’s my employee so I have to be careful…
But I’ve fallen in love with Amelia.
(AS A FRIEND!)
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