On our daily walks, she greets everyone with a smile and “good morning!” She is even more exuberant with children and babies in strollers, stooping to wave at them and babble excitedly in a combination of Spanish, English, and otherwise unintelligible, but happy, sounds.
The response is mixed. Most return the exuberant greetings, but some respond with silence. I can hear their minds whirring.
“Who is this crazy woman?”
I’m sure the awkwardness is not helped by my presence nearby, a blind guy poking about with a white cane.
Although most kids are understandably shy when confronted by strangers, my wife’s wholehearted delight in meting them usually melts their fears away and she often ends up slapping hands with high fives before we go our separate ways.
And I’m reminded to let go any fears of embarrassment and simply enjoy life in the company of an angel.
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