Honestly, I think I'm freakishly tall and I'm not quite 5'8". It runs in the family, though--I have cousins and uncles that are pushing 7'0". But being a girl and having all of my friends at least 4 and 5 inches shorter than me is kind of irritating. Before I started college, I couldn't even find a handful of guys that were taller than me, which was just a teensy bit galling. People made fun of me for it, too. I was either the "jolly green giant" or the "linebacker" because I seemed to tower over everybody else =( I'm still self-conscious about it...and I can't date a guy that is shorter than me. I just get this awkward feeling like he's too young or something hah I don't know.
You held out your hand, and I took it without stopping to make sense of what I was doing.
For the first time in almost a century, I felt hope.