There’s A Stranger In The Midst
There’s this scene in the movie Jason’s Lyric, where Lyric takes Jason up on top of the old train tracks (or bridge) and she explains to him how watching the Greyhound buses made her dream about where people are going and maybe one day leaving her town and the nothingness that it had to offer and see the world. Whether this was going to come to fruition or not, he got to know what motivates her and it made him vulnerable enough to share.
Now I’m not a bus girl but I do love planes. Have you ever just sat and watched a plane go by? It is the most calming thing to do. It helps you to keep dreaming and gives you something to look forward to, whether you can afford to go somewhere or not.
While playing Pokemon Go after work, I ventured down this dark street and found out that the pokestop was the Aircraft Observation area for the Nashville airport and ever since then it has been on my romanticizing mind.
Watching planes would be a good date to go on with someone that you just met and are trying to get to know. A dinner and a movie doesn’t give you enough time to connect and you are likely more worried about trying to not do the wrong thing. Examples: Should I order the Chicken Parm or go with something less messy like a salad? Which fork is the dinner fork? I want to be fancy but the name of this wine is a little complex for my vocabulary. Should I wear this dress? Etc. Etc.
There is nothing that you could do wrong by lying in the grass and talking. It’s so carefree. Stop at the store and get the snack that you want. Dress comfortably. Relax.
Things You Will Need:
– A place near your airport that will allow you to loiter.
– Snacks (If you want to get fancy you can.)
This date is awesome because there is no pretentiousness and you have time to organically let a conversation happen while you lie in the grass. This date also allows you to see if the person that you’re interested in can hold a conversation.
Do I think you should have a grand enlightened romanticized conversation about life? It’d be nice but not really. However, you should walk away from this date feeling like you got to know if the person has the makings of being a lasting fixture in your life.