Smiling skytrain Italian

We got on the expo line at Main and Science World. I was carrying a very heavy box and you graciously let me sit down. You then sat down opposite me, next to an elderly Albanian gentlemen, who shared some of his life with you. All the way through you laughed, asking polite questions. You mentioned that you are of Italian background, but were born in Canada. He left, and then you rode the train all the way to Surrey. You would not stop smiling, even with the rain and the delays. It was as if you had discovered a hidden secret. I dearly wanted to ask you what had made you so happy - I had never seen someone look so lively on public transit. Towards the end, you pulled a dog-eared copy of Spinoza's Ethics out of your beautiful old leather satchel, and I was head over heels. I desperately tried to think of something to say, but was too shy. We smiled at each other as I left the train. If you weren't smiling about a partner, perhaps you could tell me what you were smiling about some time?

When: Saturday, April, 8 2017

Where: Main Street-Science World Skytrain station