Kindred Spirits


Today I was walking next to an African-American woman, probably mid 50’s. She was holding a 99 cent store bag of groceries and an old umbrella to shield her from the 94 degree sun. Although it seemed she did not have a lot of money, she dressed herself with a quiet, charming, prideful style. When I caught her eye, she quietly said, “Happy Saturday.” We chatted briefly about the umbrella and when we parted ways I said, “Enjoy your day.” She replied, “I promise I will. You too young man.” I aspire to that level of living.