You bump into a stranger, and they ask…
Do you have kids?
Are you married?
Do you have a job?
How old are you?
Next what? What do you want to know? Run out of questions?
Do you know who you are? Not the marital or familial status – (mother/Son/Spouse) or a professional designation but WHO YOU really ARE?
I bump into a stranger. A big smile. I don’t care about the names, professional status, marital or familial status. My questions or rather pointers are:
- Did you see that tiny bird hopping there?
- Did you see the little one walking with his toy rabbit?
- Did you see how crowded this place is and yet the kids are so carefree?
- Did you notice the colour of the bag the lady is carrying. It reminds me of peacock. Ugh where? Over there!
Even if there is no response, there’s always a satisfied grin. And if there’s a response, you don’t need to know the name or designation or relationship status to befriend someone.
If this has reminded you about the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, that’s my favorite book and an inspiration in my life.