"We were seeing each other without even looking at each other..."
This is how Nico described the night he met Meredith at a restaurant in Manhattan. Hearing him say that was powerful. To really see someone is so much more than looking at them with your eyes. It's their presence; it's their ways of being. And from their first meeting, he says, they saw each other in this way. It was instant. They were just drawn to each other.
He's from Paris, and she's from New Orleans, and they both found their way to New York with different jobs around 3 years ago. A thousand things happened in a thousand tiny ways that each led them to that exact restaurant on the same night where they saw each other. Stories like these affirm to me that there is no such thing as accidents.
Nico and Meredith are kind. They laugh a lot with each other, and what I noticed about them is how deeply they care for one another. Congratulations on your engagement y'all! Thank you for giving me permission to enter such a beautiful space with you two!