"I, Anonymous" is a great place to drop off your fiery rants and guilt-laden confessions... but it's also a place you can be... sweet? Check out this treasure of an I, Anonymous submission called, "That Pastel Coat... and the Person In It."
You were tall and handsome, but what I really noticed as you walked toward me was your coat. You were wearing a powdery pastel lilac canvas jacket. It was so beautiful. You looked so good in it. It fit you perfectly. I simply had to say something. “I love your coat! It’s such a perfect color.” Your response floored me.
You gave a gentle grin and uttered seven words that stopped me in my tracks: “Do you want to try it on?”
You are a robust man who is probably at least 6’4”. I am a humble transmasc who clocks in at 145 lbs and only recently started filling out a T-shirt. There is absolutely no way your jacket would fit me. But I did 100% say yes. You handed over your gorgeous treasure of a garment with ease and trust. Its weight felt perfect hanging off my shoulders. We bantered a little and parted ways, but not before we repeated each other’s names and smiled.
“I think I just found my new boyfriend,” I whispered to my friend. I was mostly joking, but something about that interaction warmed a cold and distant part of my heart. Thank you for meeting a stranger with openness and joy. If you are out there and you are reading this, you seem like the type of person I would like to know. Let’s eat some french fries and watch the sunset. I’ll wear your coat.
OMG, so sweet! Read it here, or if you have your own adorable confession (or saliva-spewing rant... which is also always welcome) drop it off anonymously here at I, Anonymous!