I met a lovely young woman as I made my way to the Central Square T stop today.
She apologized as she approached me, though I wasn’t quite sure why. Maybe she needed to ask for directions and was afraid she might be interrupting a conversation I was having with my friend? She hesitated for a few seconds, smiled, apologized again, and then explained.
She recognized me!
It turns out that she had seen me on CCTV. (I had been part of program featuring storytellers who gathered to remember Brother Blue.)
To the woman in Central Square,
Thank you for a great example of stepping outside one’s comfort zone to approach someone they haven’t met before. Thank you for saying Hello. Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for pointing out my blue sash (would you believe I hadn’t noticed it before?)
Your timing was absolutely perfect. I had no idea how much I needed your words until the moment you gave them to me.
With much appreciation,
MY FRIEND ELSE IS FAMOUS!!! I love this post, your grace, modesty and gratitude shine through.
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