Every now and then
You stumble, you fall
To a point where you can’t stand up.
You cry, you bleed
To take the pain out.
You fear, you doubt
Because you can’t hope enough.
Yet you smile, you laugh
Because that’s when you are at your best.
You love, you give
Because you’re human,
The other night, I treated myself to dinner after a stressful day. While seating comfortably in the corner of the restaurant, a stranger sat in the next table and greeted me with a big smile. Not wanting to offend her, I just smiled back. After I finished my meal, I stood up and looked her way. She smiled again and said to me, “You’re done? Bye!”
I didn’t smile back, I just said to myself, “What an interesting person.”
It was not the first time I had an interesting encounter with a stranger. Way back in December, while walking towards the jeepney terminal of SM Bicutan, a car stopped beside me. The driver rolled the window down and shouted at me, “Hey miss, do you have an umbrella?”
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