The Hovering Man
I was driving back to work at the end of my lunch hour yesterday and was stopped at the Geer and Monte Vista stoplight. As I waited for the light to change, I observed from about four cars back, a couple waiting for the light to change as well.
He was tall, broadshoulders, athletic, bi-racial, bald, dressed in sweats and a tankshirt.
She was in jeans carrying a small pack. S
he was tiny with long brown hair and less than half his size.
She was leaning lightly into the lightpost as she pressed the walk button.
He faced her hovering but not crowding as he light touched her shoulders.
She was facing forward accepting his touch but not moving towards him.
His focus was entirely on her.
Her focus seemed to be looking outward - waiting for the light to change.
He turned away facing forward.
He turned back and touched again.
He turned away again.
She never moved until the light changed.
If I had to judge them as a couple right at that moment with no other information to go on I would have to think that he was much more involved and aware of her than she of him.