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  • Men and women love differently, he said.
    Oh really, she said.
    How so?
    Mmm I don’t know, just differently, he said.
    Oh come on. You can’t back out now.
    Tell me.

    Hmmm, he stalled.
    Mmmm…. ok, he said.
    l know.

    He grabbed the napkin, pulled out a pen, and made a funny face as he scribbled.
    She giggled and took out her camera, to remember his expression, the moment.

    Promise you won’t get mad at me, he said.
    Why! she said.
    Show me.
    You have to promise first, he said.
    OK fine, she agreed.
    Let me see.

    * Gasp! * she gasped.
    That’s terrible!

    Then she laughed heartily in unabashed amusement.

    I mean it’s so true, she conceded.
    But all wrong.
    Give me the pen, she commanded.

    She smiled as she drew.

    Here, she offered.
    Maybe most women and men start out that way.
    Or think they’re in love.
    But this is true love.
    This is the only way it lasts, makes people happy.

    THIS is what I want, she added.
    NOT that, she said.

    He laughed and nodded, in slight exasperation and deep understanding.

    Yeah yeah I know, he said.
    I know, he repeated.

    They continued to laugh and smile in each other’s company.

    I cannot believe you drew that, she said.
    Oh my god too funny.
    It’s so brilliant, she said.

    So so true, she concluded.
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