Meet Colleen Lowrie.
“I had a first date all around this area. We were down at Westboro Beach, walking along the water and then we went for dinner. It was really nice, but super tense because we were going from being friends to being more, and neither of us knew really what to do. We had pizza and watched the hockey at the Newport, which was pretty perfect, but there was still completely no touching. We were just both so terrified. We wandered around Westboro for a while, and were getting close to my place to watch TV or something, but neither of us knew what would happen when we got there so we were both feeling like ‘let’s take our time walking’! We got to the Ravenhill stairs, and I thought to myself ‘Ok, if I head to the stairs I can say hey come with me this way,’ and I can grab his hand to lead him there, and kinda just not let go and see what happens. I was walking up the hill and psyching myself up for this moment all the way. And it worked! He didn’t even realize it was a preplanned moment. Apparently he doesn’t remember any of this. I asked him about it and he was like ‘oh, is that what we did?’ Seriously?! But I guess the awkwardness was worth it. We are getting married on February 13th.” Collected by Kate Settle.
Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our growing collection of humans right here.