As usually, she awaits at the bus stop for him. Her heart beats so hard with every bus that stops and when she sees his face the world begins spinning  so fast. 
- «Hi, how are you?», he says.
«Fine and you?», she answers
«Good, let´s go», he adds.

She smiles and moves her head to say yes. 
Both students walk together, smiling and looking at their eyes as if they are trying to find something in the other, perhaps find love.

Sometimes, she thinks about holding his hand and he thinks about a little and innocent kiss. She imagines an spectacular marriage proposal while he imagines a great date... 

But the end is the same everyday. Before entering school, they stop in front, she sighs and says totally blushed: “I must tell you something...”. He plays with his feet and asks: “What is it?” and looks directly at her eyes. She looks at him too and answer: “I... I... I... forgot”. And then the bell rings to announce the start of class.

    Mamihlapinatapei. (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start. 

Oh yes, this is an exquisite word, compressing a thrilling and scary relationship moment. It’s that delicious, cusp-y moment of imminent seduction. Neither of you has mustered the courage to make a move, yet. Hands haven’t been placed on knees; you’ve not kissed. But you’ve both conveyed enough to know that it will happen soon… very soon.


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