"When we started dating, I had the general impression my boyfriend didn't pay much attention to the little moments in our
relationship. About six months in, we exchanged gifts. His was a CD, labelled in his messy scrawl, 'Mixtape'. I didn't expect much more than a compilation of cute songs, but from the moment I put
the CD into the car player, I was struck.
single song had been one playing in the background of our most
sentimental moments. The very first was one I'd offhandedly mentioned I
had been listening to before our first date. Another was the song that had been playing in a restaurant where we'd had dinner. He'd been able to pull all this from his memory.
I realised that every single time I
thought he wasn't paying much attention he was just paying attention in his own
way. I haven't yet taken it out of my player, because it's
honestly just a wonderful CD to listen to, and always makes me feel sort of happy inside.
that was the first time I really, really fell in love with him (though,
honestly, I think I do that a bit more each day)."
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