What a lovely day I had today.
One of my vox neighbours, Maju, is holidaying in the DC area so we arranged to meet for brunch. We met at Panera Bread, one of my favourite haunts, back in my old neighbourhood. Maju brought a friend and we had a lovely time chatting and laughing. It was so nice to hear an Aussie accent and to have a few laughs at the differences between Aussies and Americans – everything from pronunciations to sense of humour. I am so glad that we arranged to meet.
Going home, as I walked down my street, I noticed the elderly gentleman across the street sitting on his front porch so stopped by to say "hi". He invited me to sit and chat with him awhile. He grew up in Georgia on a "5 horse farm." He told me that he worked in a DC hospital for 52 years and 7 months and never had a sick day or called in late. He maintains that fresh air is the reason for his good health. He is looking forward to spring so he can get out in his garden. He loves sitting on the porch watching the world walk past. It was a pleasant half hour sitting in the afternoon sun listening to him talk.
Sometimes human contact can really make a day nice!