Are You In Love?
Posted on June 24, 2013
Are you in love?
It’s not a question I expect to hear while kicking it around at a street festival. But it was asked of me by the girl applying a (temporary) Celtic cross tattoo on my forearm at Chicago’s Pride Fest. I was taken aback a bit and wanted to know why she asked. It turns out she was unfamiliar with the Celtic imagery and thought being in love was tied into it. And something else about “the vibe” I was giving.
“Not right now,” I said. “But check back with me later. There are a lot of beautiful women here.”
Are you in love? It reminded me of the time I attended a party on Chicago’s north side. There I was introduced to the lovely Katarina, a fantastic kisser who played violin for a goth band. Her first words to me were, “Are you brilliant?”
“I think so,” I said.
“Then come sit with me,” she said. “And maybe we’ll dance later.”
It also reminded me of a time in high school when I told a close friend of mine, Sophie, about a girl I said I was falling in love with. It was at a party, and Sophie, in a seductive, somewhat drunken fashion, replied: “When did I give you permission to fall in love?”
Here are a few pics from Pride Fest.