I went on a date last night. My date was very nice; we had dinner at Olive Garden and went to the movies to see The Nanny Diaries. Dinner was far too many points to count and yes I paid the price later but that really is TMI. It was a lovely evening and my beautiful sister was my escort. It was so much fun having some “girl” time with her. She has just recently met a new guy and she just went on and on about him and I just listened and marveled at the energy, not to mention money dating in today’s society requires.
She talked about her job and her college classes and her roommate troubles and I just listened. I listened with the ear of a friend but also with the ear of an older sister. I kept my opinions to myself all night and she just rambled on and on, which is not like her so it was so nice to actually hear what she is thinking.
Being a single twenty something trying to find ones self and way in the world is so difficult and the road has so many bumps and possibly wrong turn offs. I think the hardest part of all is not so much the ride the traveler feels but the hardest seat is the one of the person who has already traveled that road and is watching.
So as we were on the ride home last night I finally dared give my opinion on the “new guy” and to my surprise she listened and not the kind of listen you do when in your mind you are nodding in agreement but really thinking “whatever you crazy person” but she really seemed genuinely interested in what my advice was. It was so nice; it was the kind of evening I have always hoped for with my sister. I am can not wait for many more “dates” to come.