The other day in my painting class everybody was doing there thing as was I. This teacher and a girl came into the class, the teacher put his hand on my shoulder and said, "I want you to meet Gloria". I said,"hi Gloria". He said, "i think you have a lot in common". I responded, "how so?" He replied "i'll tell you later,"with a wink and walked away with this girl.
I know this teacher in the passing and I know he is quite well liked. He also attended one of our gallery openings just recently, so I was able to kind of get to know him and chat it up . In the hallways he always makes an effort to bump into me just playing around. I would guess he's in his early 60's and seems to be just a nice guy. So that's about the extent of me knowing him.
I couldn't get it out of my mind, what he said about this girl he introduced me to. She didn't really say anything but "hi" and smiled. It was akward but intriguing. I waited for the next class, which was yesterday. I wanted to see if he'd pop in again and he did. I said, "why did you introduce me to Gloria"? He smiled and just kind of stared at me and knelt down next to me. He said quietly,"I think you would really like her". I said, "I probably would, i like most everybody." He said, "I feel that, like I feel that in her". He was quiet for a second or two and said, "you are sensual". Which made me blush, I'm sure. He went on to explain to me that this Gloria girl was the same way, he felt. He told me the way I carry myself and express myself in my artwork shows a confidence and a sensuality. He said Gloria was a person who just didn't worry about what people thought and was just really neat and open. It took me by surprise and he knew that and I could see him getting a little nervous. I told him, I'm definitely going to take that as a compliment and that I've worked hard to be me. He said," when I meet people that are similiar, I like to pair them up". Sort of a match maker, I guess.