Just the other day I was with my aunt and uncle touring the Getty Villa, famous for the Greek and Roman antiquities that line the walls and courtyards of the famous recreation of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, conceived and built by J. Paul Getty, world famous oil tycoon in Pacific Palisades, California.
I sat down at a bench while the tour guide paced in front of me and explained the minute details of the Villa's architectural significances. The fragrance of strong pine wafted into my nose and I turned around to identify the plant that gave off the distinct and strong smell. It was the bush behind me. I picked a branch and rubbed the sap from the stem into my wrists and onto my neck – perfume on the fly!
The tour progressed and I chose another bench, in another courtyard adjacent to the previous one, away from the crowd to scope out the scenery as I listened to the elderly tour guide continue via the earpiece secured in my ear.
A beautiful young man walked toward me. It didn't register that he was actually approaching me, as opposed to the scenery, until he was arms length away. He lifted his hand, which was clenched into a fist. With a questionable look I raised my palm to meet his fist and accepted the gift offered by the handsome stranger.
I looked into my palm and saw a branch of my perfumed plant. An involuntary smile lifted my cheeks which began to flush in response to the thoughtful attention I realized he had obviously paid to me during the entire tour.
You can bet I gave him my phone number after the tour was over.
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