"Yes," I said. "Very, very good."

Today's Photo: "Walk Your Bike!"

I hope your Tuesday has been uniquely fantastic. I had a great experience while out for a walk today.

I stopped by Walgreens to get some Diet Squirt (I haven't ever purchased this flavor before and I've been trying to avoid soda, but it sounded so good!). And in one of the aisles I saw a man and woman who were probably approaching their 80's (actually, I think she is in her 60's and he is about 90-something).

Interestingly, I met the two of them 3 years ago at a restaurant one July evening in my neighborhood. One of my college professors was in town, and I had dinner with him and several of his Hyde Park acquaintances (and these two were part of the aforementioned acquaintance group). The older man was an English professor at the University of Chicago back in the day.

Anyway, because I'm trying to increase my "boldness," I decided I'd just say hello in the Walgreens aisle to the two of them, even if they had no idea who I was (are you ever afraid of doing this?). Thankfully, right away the woman said, "Oh yes! You were in seminary school. You must be about done by now." And we proceeded to have a delightful conversation!

Sometimes Chicago feels SO gigantic. And sometimes Chicago feels so small. It's always nice to run into people and hear what they're up to after a chunk of time has passed! She said, "It was so nice to meet you at the beginning of your journey - and now to see you at the end. Has your time here been good for you?"

"Yes," I said. "Very, very good."

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