Sorry this is so long! Thanks for bearing with me. I mostly work out in the field but everyday I have made it a point to visit with the office girl (half my age) before I call it a day. We have a close relationship with hugging and joking. I am always playing practical jokes on her constantly! Mostly sexual jokes but never crossing the line. I can’t remember the tv show, but the little man who always said, The plane! The Plane! Well hers is, The Line! The Line! Ha-ha. We have been pretty much doing this for a solid 6 months now. The other day she tells me she is dating a guy and really likes him (35 years old, she is 24). For some reason I completely shut down, felt like my heart was ripped out and betrayed! I just got pissed and said I don’t want to hear anymore and don’t even talk to me! And stormed out! Man! What the hell is wrong with me I asked? She was really hurt by my actions and wanted to talk (what is up with you). I battled with this all day and night, what the hell! Could not figure out why I got so pissed. The next day after work we had a long talk about my feelings. I told her I though there was no other explanation except I must have fallen in love with her. Then it came to me why! I was not actually in love, I just had a fear. This was buried so deep it took awhile for it to expose itself. I explained. I had this exact same relationship with a girl her age when I was 37. I mean exactly the same even with the same time frame working together. Then she got a “Boyfriend”! One day at work he cornered me and said we need to talk. I am Sarah’s boyfriend now! I don’t want you touching her! I don’t want you hugging her! I don’t want you kissing her! I don’t want you even working with her! Or we will have problems! What the hell! The next day I talked to her, what’s up with that? She said he is very jealous of our relationship and very processional. He does not want me even talking to you and wants me to change shifts. I really like him! He is so good to me! I am so sorry! I want to stay with him! I was deeply hurt, she did change shifts and I never talked to her again. I have a fear of boyfriends and of losing you. I felt this happening all over again! Her reaction to all this was very interesting. She said, I’m going to tell you something I have never said before. I love you! And adore you! If he ever tried to become between us, I will say, see ya! I don’t want you change! Please! I don’t want “us” to change a thing! I felt such a strong bond with her at that moment! I have never had someone care so much and want to keep a friendship like this going, even with all the sexual harassment! Haha. So I did something today that I have never done. I am having a single Yellow rose sent to her place of work. I instructed the delivery hours when she should be alone in the office during lunch. If you know the color meaning of roses, the Yellow represents friendship. It is pure yellow, not yellow with the red top. The red topped yellow means friendship with the red topped meaning falling in love. I enclosed this note, and was wondering if this would be crossing the line? I hope not. P.S. for you are not confused at the end, we have nick names for each other. She is Little Red Riding Hood, and I’m the Big Bad Wolf. Haha. What do you think? Thanks for listening Humans search their whole life for a friendship they can place deep into their heart forever, and lasting throughout eternity. Their quest of this relationship must reflect one of nature’s miracles. “The Perfect Yellow Rose”, but sadly is never found for most. I must be the luckiest person on Earth! My quest is over, I found you. When I look at this Rose, it reflects what you mean to me. Pure beauty in heart mind soul and spirit. Perfect in every way Thank you for your love and caring, it means more to me than you know. You are planted in my heart forever Little Red!