Monday, December 24, 2007

The Temerity To Smile At Me Like That

Some people you see all the time, you get to know one another, learn one another's names, find out where they're from, what they do and what sort of books they read, all the little details of life that good friends eagerly share with one another.

Other people you see at least as often, bump into them at the grocery, the drugstore, the mall, perhaps exchange some superficial pleasantries, and move on with your daily routine until the next time. You probably never even exchanged names. If you did you've forgotten it. This woman and I had long ago gotten past the "Hi, how ya doing?" stage and I always look forward to sharing a cup of coffee and a bit of time in her company, exchange a warm smile or two, chat about whatever, but I can never seem to recall her name. I'm bad with names.


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