It had been a few days since we saw each other. Our last trip was to Toronto and we were preparing for our trip to Mexico. I was whipping up a home cocktail to soothe a tummy ache when he asked for a hug. We hugged, talked and laughed. Then he got quiet and looked me dead in the eyes and said:
“I like the way you look without makeup”
Stunned, I quickly read his facial expression for a trace of seriousness. To confirm, I asked “are you being for real?” A slight grin adored my face and I felt myself smirking at him. He said yes and went on to explain how my eyes and features are different without makeup.
I smiled and kept mixing the cocktail. I had nothing left to say. He silenced me for awhile.