The Official Arbiter of Tall Buildings Falls In Love

November 14, 2013

When she asked him what he did for a living, he told the truth. I’m the Official Arbiter of Tall Buildings. Often, in these conversations, he just called himself an architect, but he felt encouraged by the number of times she had touched his arm in a short span.

That’s fascinating, she replied, and he saw her eyes widen a bit as if she really meant it.

He took a breath, then. He wanted to tell her all about judging small measurements, the understanding of materials, the heart-pounding view from so far above the world.

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