The People I Observe
I love observing people and sometimes they just make me smile. Like right now as I sit in lovely local coffee shop writing this post I see a little girl sitting at another table nearby, eating a cup of ice cream. I don’t know really anything about her accept for what I observe, yet I already know she must be a girl after my own heart because she eats ice cream. She’s quite, just enjoying the ice cream, watching her surroundings, observing others like I do. Maybe she is not always so quite or so well behaved, but I can’t help, but love her. She seems to be a gentle sort of girl.Another girl that put a smile on my face or actually several smiles is girl I saw at church one Sunday. I stood at one of the doors into the sanctuary handing out bulletins to the congregation. She was in the back with her family. Young, but ladylike. That’s how she first struck me. I think she must have been the oldest daughter for she had that big sister/helper look to her. At one point our eyes met and she gave me the sweetest smile ever and I smiled back at her. Several times after that, we would glance at each other and smile. She had the sweetest tender loving smile ever. Ever since then I have endeavored to find that family again for I never had the chance of meeting her, but am convinced that we would be friends immediately if we could be. I know my church is large and that it seems unlikely for us to cross paths again, but I've seen other unlikelies happen before, so I won't be put down yet. Maybe we shall meet again. Maybe the next time we won't have to just look at each other and smile, but maybe next time we can actually talk to each other and become real friends. Age-difference never stopped me anyway. ;)
Do you like to observe people? Was there ever someone you observed and just knew that you would be friends with if you could be? Do you ever smile at a stranger, no matter the age difference gap that there may be?