Middle Child Complex

if a girl likes me a lot
and starts getting real nervous
and suddenly begins asking me funny questions
and looks sad if I give the wrong answers
and she says things like,
“Do you think it’s going to rain?”
and I say, “It beats me,”
and she says, “Oh,”
and looks a little sad
at the clear blue California sky,
I think : Thank God, it’s you, baby, this time
instead of me.

— from “It’s Raining In Love,” Richard Brautigan  (via valse-des-fleurs)

(Source: commovente, via valse-des-fleurs)

neptunestreet asked Have you read the book The Secret Power of Middle Children? I recommend it!

I haven’t, but I’ve heard good things. I’m all about harnessing those complexities - I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation! -AA 

He was 6’2, broad shouldered, and dark - in more ways than one. The minute I saw him, I knew he moved through life with a purpose, and I immediately wanted to be a part of it. You have to understand - this was a new feeling for me. I wasn’t the girl who “got” the guy. There was no other reason to believe this stranger would feel the same way about me other than this feeling.