Be that light in the world so they can stomp you out
The visit I had from my friend was nostalgic and has motivated me to get myself back out there. I almost forgot what it's like having people around so, I went to an old favorite place today. It was a coffee shop in town, where I pretty much started my social life when I first moved to Portland back in the mid 90's. I've gone there a couple times over the last couple of weeks.
It used to be just a coffee and bagel shop, but now it's a fancy schmancy bagel and sandwich shop. I was there for a little while. I got a bagel and iced tea. It was good. After I got my order, I went outside to sit at one of the empty tables. There was an old guy sitting at the next table eating a sandwich. He looked up at me as I sat down, so I smiled and nodded my head at him, without saying anything, in the form of a greeting.
He says, "What do I know you?" All arrogant like.
It's like, sorry dude, I'm just sitting down to eat a bagel and you made eye contact with me. I was nothing more than being friendly. Next time look at your sandwich.
I don't want to turn my personal life into a social experiment or anything but that's what it's starting to feel like.
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