posted Friday, June 25, 2010 at 11:18pm
You were astounding and secretive. You dressed simple but very elegant with a character. You were making a statement with your outfit and gesture. You had a beige jacket with two tops (one white over a black one) with a dark blue jeans. Your moves, the way you walked, sat and read your newspaper caught my eyes. I was captured by your moves for almost an hour between 4 to 5 p.m. We were sitting on opposite sides of the cafe, close to the entrance. I was wearing glasses, a white shirt with dark blue jeans. You were reading your own Georgia Straight and even clipped a few pieces of it to keep. I was taking a glimpse of you every few minutes while reading a newspaper. I noticed your moves were gentle but secretive. You looked at me only once!
You left the cafe at 4:45 p.m. and I too left immediately, following you for an opportunity to spark a conversation with you. You walked down the Main St. to the 6th Ave. where you suddenly stopped at a bus stop. As I was walking just behind you, I felt unprepared when you suddenly stopped at that bus stop. Thinking that I was invading your privacy, rather than stopping at that point and talking to you, I turned into the 6th St. and stand still for a few seconds to gather my thoughts and see if I am interrupting your privacy or not. In less than 10 seconds I came back to the bus stop at the Main St. But you were already gone.
This is one of those very rare moments in my life that I think I have lost an opportunity to get to know a great person; an interesting person with character! I would love a second chance! Had I known which bus line you took at that bus stop (#3, #8 or...), I would have taken the next bus, with the slightest hope that I can see YOU along the route. Hope our paths crosses again!
WhenThursday, June 17, 2010
Bean Around the World Cafe at Main & Broadway