First I met an old man whose path has crossed with mine before, but with whom I have never exchanged a word. For some reason, perhaps because of the sunny day, we both stopped, commented on the weather and then passed on, wishing each other a good day. Then I walked past the window of a local café and was greeted by a waitress I don’t remember having seen before, who smiled at me and mouthed a “good morning”. I then met a lady carrying a large bowl of strawberries, obviously meant for some festivities, which, on being asked, turned out to be food for a concert to be given by Royal Academy of Music students at the local parish church. By chance I was heading to the
These very brief happy encounters illuminated my day for a surprisingly long time.