They came today.
A box inside a box.
There they were. Nestled under a tissue paper blanket.
I slowly peeled back the paper. A thousand tiny angels started to sing. It was beautiful. Like when the Indigo Girls hit that note in “Closer to Fine.” But better because these were angels.
I almost wept. But then remembered I’m a butch.
Custom Converse. White with navy blue tongues, laces and stitching. Paisley/skull pattern inset. Black rubber racing stripes. Silver eyelets. Navy blue outer heel stripes.
With the date of the wedding stitched on the back.