He Redesigned Her Profile
She was dressed to kill. Long hair that invited touch. Simply gorgeous. Make-up done with extra care. Colors of lipstick that told a story of a woman longing for things that were not expressed just like that. The mystery demanded more integrity and tender care to only reveal the essence to the moment that deserved it most. The bar was not used to have such a beautiful soul in its belly. But it tasted the experience with tempting adoration. The waiter offered her a glass of crodino. Without lemon and ice cubes. She did not need alcohol to make her evening more worthwhile.
He was standing in the corner. Covered by a shadow. No need to be in the spotlights. He was a bold soul. With a confident smile. His hair matched her softness. He had an eye for exclusivity. His eyes followed her movements and he redesigned her profile. Step by step. Again and again. She was sexy. Hot. He apologized for his thoughts without saying a word. A shivering went through his whole body. She had a way of pulling him nearer to her. His chair watched his behavior with excitement. Was there a love story in the making?
Some men tried to catch her attention. Gave their best. All of it. She was not impressed. He could tell it by the way she rolled her eyes. A woman with personality. Without any doubt. He laughed. He liked her. When she sipped from her glass, the room became silent. She put her lips on the glass, waited several seconds and then let the drink in her mouth. There it was in a sort of waiting room. Still giving her a delightful feeling. He saw how she focused on her drink as if it was her piece of chocolate. Her tongue finished it, she could not get enough, it seemed.
He tried the same. Took a sip from his glass of beer. Put his lips on the glass. It was cold. Drops of beer reached his tongue. He kept it longer in his mouth and tried to find out how he could describe this taste. His dictionary went crazy. Looking for the fitting adjectives. Smoke came out of his ears. In overdrive. She turned her head. She crossed his eyes. She saw the smoke and it did impress her. Got fired up. He invited her to come sit next to him. An empty chair next to him did the same. They did not need words to communicate. It was natural how this all happened.
She moved. She got pulled towards him. She came. The other men had no other option than to watch how she selected him from the other men in the crowd. The way she walked, made him forget everything around him. His glass of beer fell down. Thousand pieces of magic flowing around. She was putting a spell on him. He continued to stare at her. She moved her lips and said 'hello'. The key word to his heart and soul. He felt as he was the chosen one. He was. In every way. The most beautiful expression in her eyes confirmed his instincts that she was the one.
He wrote a love poem for her. When she touched his shoulders. The evening turned into a night to never forget. A mystery got revealed when the daylight found them together drinking from the source of love. The other men turned into statues. They lost all significance. The light made room for their presence. Shadows reunited. In a long scene where the audience remembered all special moments that happened in their lives. Some people were smiling with tenderness, others left a tear. Their hearts told stories that could fill thousand libraries. She kissed him. He kissed her back.
By Liesbeth Leysen
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Author's note: 'remember when' : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTA2buWlNyM&feature=youtu.be (song suggested by Bill King, thank you)
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About the author:
Liesbeth Leysen (1971) was born in Herentals, Belgium, to Belgian parents with French, German and Dutch blood. She grew up in Mol, Belgium, but as a global quadrilingual EN-FR-DE-NL business professional with a master in translation (Belgium) she spent a decade of her life in Germany (practical work experience), Luxembourg (4 years) and Switzerland (5 years). She returned to Belgium in 2015.
Her strong interest and passion for coaching and excellence in leadership and management resulted in a certified executive coaching certification at the renowned 'Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching' (US) and a Master of Science degree in International Management (UK).
Furthermore Liesbeth loves to learn and to apply helpful insights from multiple behavioral sciences such as psychology and anthropology to dismantle self-imposed and forced limitations in order to liberate the full potential of the individual.
As a little girl she was in love with books, she just could not stop reading. She is actively involved as Published Author, VIP and Brand Ambassador at beBee. Grateful for her own joyful reading experience, Liesbeth wants to set the hearts of her audience on fire.
Liesbeth discovered that her passionate purpose in life is to make a difference with truthful and emotional cinematic storytelling. She is enthusiastic to learn to master this craft more and more. Success starts with taking that first step in the right direction.
Liesbeth always follows her heart and her dreams. The driving force throughout her life is the awareness that we are the only one who can make our dreams come true. Therefore we need to embrace the role of movie director, assume full responsibility for our choices, decisions and actions to create thoses scenes that really add meaning and fulfillment to our lives.
“You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.” - Francis Ford Coppola