Obviously, I wasn’t serious. As I remember it, I wasn’t even keeping my eye out for romance at the time. I just thought I was being cute.
Six months later, I unwrapped the lad in the photo. I loved him, of course: I’ve always had a thing for miniatures (in moderation), and this fellow is so steadfast. He’s sits on my windowsill with Ganesh and Happy Buddha, and together they are part of my home-in-a-pocket kit whenever I travel.
Thank goodness, though, that he stays faithfully on that windowsill, and doesn’t butt in too much. Knights In Shining Armor can save the day, but they can also have some exhaustingly high expectations of themselves and of you. As my sister said when I unwrapped him, it’s much better to carry your own Knight with you, so you don’t have to go looking for him in other people.