You caught me off guard.
‘Hi, I see you here a lot.’
You do? But I’ve never seen you. I should wear my glasses more.
You said more to me, but I was too stunned to say much back–just my usual smile-and-nod. When I got up to leave I wanted to say ‘bye’, but I wasn’t bold enough in that moment. Today I would.
I want to thank you for showing me that I’m seen. More than I realize.