Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Wednesday's Women No. 17
While on the subway this morning, I overheard a young woman in a white coat talking to her friend about how there was no one out there for her. How she felt that she wanted to engage other people but they just were not open to it. How she was going to spend another week before Valentines dodging the question of what she was going to do on Valentines.
I felt sad realizing that the one time of year that really reminds us of our heart (every shop window) this young girl felt so disheartened.
As we exited the subway we went in the same direction. She walked much faster than I and was almost at the top of the stairs when I saw a young man coming down. He seemed a tad nervous but tried to meet her eye and gave her a wee smile.
Unfortunately, I noted that her head was down and she did not seem aware of him at all.
I’m not saying that they would have been Valentines this year, but who knows, maybe had she smiled back and if they take the same route every day, the next time they would have given each other a ‘hey’. And, well, who knows.