After an early morning run, her high energy level does not allow her to sit still. She decides to hop into her car with the sunroof open for a drive with no particular destination in mind. Not surprisingly so, she finds herself by the ocean and as she steps out of her car to walk along the beach, when there standing before her is this charming, personable, outgoing gentleman offering to take her hand. As he takes her hand, she looks up into his eyes and sees a sparkle of warmth and kindness and they begin to walk. The thought-provoking conversation easily flows and she learns that like her, he shares the same zest for life, is a proud parent, enjoys many outdoor activities, is educated and is passionate about music. He is enamored by her beautiful smile, confidence, and vivacious spirit and is delighted to find out that like him, she is single (but not recently so), maintains a professional career and has a close network of friends. He knows this could be the beginning of something good, so asks her to join him at a sea shanty where he cracks open the lobster for her she has just ordered. They then stumble upon a local hot spot where there is a fun band playing and knew they just had to go inside to dance the night away…..
She realizes that while she does not yet know the leading character in her story, he will come. He will write to her and tell her why he wants to make this chapter of her novel a reality and make it the first of many chapters to come.
A perfect first date is meeting at a cafe along the ocean. We start the day talking over a cup of coffee and take a stroll along the ocean to collect sea-glass and shells. We have dinner at an old-sea shanty and he smiles at me as he leans over to help me crack the shell of the lobster I have ordered!