This Bwogger has a confession to make.

Hey! It’s funny running into you here again. I feel like our paths cross almost every day, it’s nearly fate. Have you heard of the story that there’s an invisible red string that ties you to those you’re destined to meet? It feels like there’s one tying me to you.

Oh, so you work here! That’s why I see you all the time. It sounds like grueling work, to be honest—you must have such resilience to stand outside for such a long period of time. I really admire that about a person. I guess I’ve been admiring you from afar for a while now—your school pride (haha ;) go lions, right?), your creative stance, your smile staying on no matter what’s happening in the world around you. You seem like you’re really down to earth—I mean, you’re always in sweatpants, and it’s so important to take care of yourself and your comfort. I like a person who engages in self-care.

What? No, that wasn’t meant to be a back-handed compliment at all! Seriously, I meant it. You may not realize it, but seeing you day after day being your authentic self—it’s inspired me. I even got some Columbia merch to emulate you.

Ugh—sorry, that sounds so creepy! Again, I didn’t mean it like that… You’re a really prominent figure around campus, and I feel like you should know how many people you’ve impacted. I mean, just seeing you around has had an impact on me. I guess I just get nervous around people as attractive as you.

Maybe I should stop beating around the bush. Seeing you every day has made me realize how much I’d like to get to know you. The real you, I mean, not just the you that you put on for work—I want to know what you wear when you’re not outside on Broadway, when you’ve turned in for the night, when you go out with your friends! I see you holding your hands out like this every day, almost as if you’re waiting for someone to come and put a ring on your finger—and, well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but that all starts with a first date, doesn’t it? So… what do you say?

What, the silent treatment?! Well, have it your way. I’ll see you around, then.

mannequin portrait via bwogger