She wrote an essay in high school entitled “How to disappear.” She wore gray sweaters, gray slacks, gray shoes, and tied her hair back firmly behind her ears. She disappeared so well that when she spoke nobody knew who they were hearing.
He was loud, obnoxious, in-your-face. He was everything you’d want in a boyfriend. At least, that’s what everyone said. But she didn’t want a boyfriend. She kept out of his way.
One day they met in a quiet place and spring appeared while winter fled away. She learned to dress in brighter clothes because he learned to care.