When it happened
I was talking to Geo when there was a ripple of voices from across the room. We walked over. Excitedly, Cali showed me her ring.
“That is really beautiful…” I said.
It didn’t hit me. Not then, not for a couple of minutes, that what she showed me was an engagement ring. As I realised it, I went into zombie.
Tony must have called me more than once, and I put my finger in my ear to symbolise I hadn’t heard him over the exclamations of the women, and came towards him.
“Your phone’s ringing…”
I went to my desk, took up the phone.
Took me a bit of time to get myself back to who I was before I saw the ring. Fortunate it was a common business call with the answers easy and standard. When I hung up I got out of the office, out of the building, and went walking, somehow winding up at a bench near the harbour.
I sat down and tried to get the world to make sense.