Thursday, January 29, 2009

Eyes of A Stranger

Sometimes it seems like many years since I lived in Los Angeles. Other times, I forget that I'm not still there.

For example, my cousin and I were in the mall yesterday, at the eatery. I was waiting for him to get his food, and a man with a long scraggly salt-and-pepper beard walked past.

I looked at him, he looked at me, and without thinking, I gave him a nod. The second after I'd done it--nay, probably whilst I was doing it--I caught myself, thinking, "Oh no, now he's going to ask me for money. WHY did I look him in the eye?????"

But he didn't come over to me, demanding a handout. He just smiled and went on his way, and I remembered that I wasn't in L.A. anymore.


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