she said, "I'm basically marrying Papa."
a person alone comes with many stories untold. notice their movements, their language, and their appearance.
the way they talk with their hands. maybe this person likes to walk and talk. if so, walk with them. pay close attention to their diction. be careful not to over analyze every word they say. observe the nature of their tone and how they address certain situations. look at them. clothing isn't what I'm worried about here. I mean really, truly, look at them. appreciate their style, their charisma, their body. after all, they are a work of art.
take note of the small conversations you share over a drive or coffee. the small talk is the most significant. if you listen, you'll learn more about them than you ever could in a discussion about politics. hone in on the way they carry themselves around their family, friends, and coworkers.
observation is one of the most powerful tools we have as a human. use it to your best advantage. to some it may seem irrelevant; to others it means the world.
when you tell me about your family your words don't match up to your actions. you love them dearly. they mean the world to you. you don't have to physically say it for me to know the truth.
you use "small words" because you're afraid to believe in yourself. your vocabulary is a wide variety of syllables and letters. you don't fool me, boy.
you hate false hope, but you know you have one hell of a hand.
the dirt, oil, and grease underneath your fingernails and permanently stained on your palms is impressive.
you say you don't have a heart. you tell me you don't care about a **** thing. you may be wearing many upon many of layers, but I know you wear your heart on your sleeve.
that's why she said, "I'm basically marrying Papa."