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Fresh Strawberry Shake -- 03/02/10

In the few months of their new relationship, he only occasionally learned something new about her. Outwardly she didn't appear very complicated making it easy to get comfortable with her.

One early summer evening, they stopped at a ice cream stand for something cool and refreshing after a day together. This particular night she revealed that one of her favorite treats was a fresh strawberry milkshake. She seemingly preferred this dessert over all others. After taking a sip through the straw she gave him that special smile reserved just for him. He immediately knew she was pleased.

Special impressions made upon him in his life were held in high regard for the time and places they occurred. He would go on to have other relationships as he aged. He would have other special impressions made upon him by others too.

It is the fresh strawberry shake experience that was his first special impression by another. This memory is triggered every so often for no apparent reason. Maybe somewhere at that same moment that former young woman is sipping a fresh strawberry shake with a smile on her face as she too remembers...

Don


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