The moonlight danced among the crystalline, crisp snow, yet Len couldn’t see any of it. Still Claudia’s voice brought the scene alive for him. “There is almost a hint of color peeking out here and there,” she said.
Len gripped her hand even tighter. “That sounds wonderful,” he said.
“Oh my goodness, I’m sorry,” Claudia said.
Len turned in Claudia’s direction. “Why are you sorry?” he asked.
“I keep describing things in…” Claudia ran out of words to say.
Len smiled, reached out, and found Claudia’s face. He caressed her cheek. “Claudia, that’s one of the reasons I spend time with you.” He pointed at his own face. “You forget about this. Too many people won’t do that.”
Claudia went on her tippy toes and gave Len a kiss on his cheek. “They’re fools,” she said.
Len leaned forward and Claudia me him half way for a longer, more passionate kiss. Claudia began to move away after the kiss, but Len held her close. “I want to let you in on a little secret,” he said. “I can see a bit. Shadows, a bit of movement right in front of me.”
“But I thought you were blind,” Claudia said. “Why would you say?” Claudia trailed off, her confusion not only on her face but in her voice.
Len chuckled. “I am blind. It doesn’t mean that I can’t see anything,” he said. “It just means I see so poorly that I have to have remarkable women describe the gorgeous but very chilly night.”
Claudia smiled and Len just stood there. Claudia then realized that her smile was not communicating what she felt, so she leaned in and gave him another kiss. “Maybe we should get out of the cold then,” she said.
Len didn’t respond right away, looking like he was pondering the offer. After a minute, Claudia gave him a playful hit to his shoulder. “Really? You trying to give me the cold shoulder?” she asked.
“Ah, the twist of a phrase into a pun. You know the way to my heart,” Len said. He kissed her again. “I agree. Where do you want to go? I heard McCarty’s has a great late night menu.”
Claudia bit her lip before responding. “Nah. How about my place?” she asked. “I’m sure we could warm up nicely there.”
Len shivered, but not from the cold. “That sounds like an excellent plan,” he said. He offered his arm. “Lead the way.”
Claudia took the proffered arm with hers. “Oh, and I have a couple of halogen lights. Maybe we can play with what you can see.”
“Offering to make a blind person see?” Len asked. “Now that sounds like a miracle I just have to experience.” Len leaned over and gave Claudia a kiss on the top of her head. “Lead on. I am eager to play.”
“Me and you both,” Claudia said as she led him onward.