On the first day when reporting to work for a new job at a printing company, I saw her. Sitting in a corner of a large room full of paper stacks, printers and all of printing stuff, she looked quiet, calm, and a little lonely from my first look. "Yes, I' m feeling a bit of loneliness here. Perhaps, I'm the only one female here among other males in this job type." Later she said.
"Elizabeth Taylor is my name." She answered when I asked. "I don't know exactly. But I know that the famous actress Liz Taylor has been my mother's idol since she was young." She smiled mildly. It seemed she didn't accept her mother's idea in assuming her daughter someday would be beautiful and talented like the famous actress. But really what it is. Taylor, my co-worker, has large beautiful eyes, clear and aqua-colored, which remind me of the image of a serene sea in summer looking from a hill in my country out of my past days. Her eyes, at last, look somewhat like those of the actress people admire.
Of course, Taylor is not that actress. But she is talented in a way. "I never learned this stuff in school to be a desktop publisher." She surprised me when she confided that secret to me whereas I had to learn some graphics software before getting this job. "I've just had hands-on practice and read books." She said when she saw my eyes gazing at her. Obviously, she had much knowledge about graphics and publishing. She showed me with details many things that I didn't learn before in class from layout on desktop to printing output. She also interested me with "I speak German, too."
She had a BA degree in German and was a teacher even though she's just 24 years old. One day she confessed to me about her age. She told me she is a Snake in oriental horoscope and a Leo. She laughed "Oh, really!" and showed excitement when I told her about characters of a Snake. I pretended I was a fortune-teller then. She knew that I wasn’t but she was very happy to hear those thin...