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11/28/2016, 830am, Hiding in plain sight (an impression while sitting and knitting)

Posted on: November 18, 2016

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11/28/2016, 830am
Sitting and knitting
Hiding in plain sight
A young man walked by
He said
I like your hat
Unmasking what I thought was camouflage
I also thought he was making fun
I responded with thanks that was unintentionally colored by an emotional mix
Not gracious enough and probably suspicious
He was dashing
And went quickly away
Seated next to me, a handsome man, maybe 40, turned in my direction
It’s nice to get a compliment like that
He said with a slight rebuke in his tone
Still startled at the exposure and confused by the messages
I said thank you and that at first I thought the other had meant to mock me
He said he heard only praise and that he liked the hat, too, his daughter has one like it
Then Tom Waites came on the playlist to sing a sad song
And I wiped away some tears with a paper napkin

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IMPRESSIONS WHILE WALKING, MUSING, DAYDREAMING AND MAGICAL THINKING
Taking walks, noticing the world around me, and writing down what I see
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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