I am working from home for the first time in my professional career. I love the freedom, but it does get lonely at times. Just to get out of the house a bit, I have started working a few days of the week at this little cafe close by. Even if I didn't meet anyone, I would still be around people, and that's important. I have a tendency to get hermetic at times, so I force myself to get out there, whether I want to or not. Also, you never know who you might have the opportunity to meet once you become a local at a gathering place, whether its a bar, coffee house, or anything else.
Last week, I watched a girl walk in and take a seat across the room from me. We made eye contact and smiled at each other. Beautiful skin, beautiful eyes, and with long, black hair. She was joined by a friend of hers within a few minutes, but throughout their conversation, our eyes kept finding each other. She laughed a lot, and she had a great, honest laugh. Eventually, she left. I thought about her over the next few days. I liked that she wore a hat. I think women can look really good in hats.
Yesterday, I saw her at the grocery store. We walked by each other, and I smiled, and she smiled back. We went our separate ways. I told myself that if I saw her again in the store I would introduce myself and tell her that I had seen her at the cafe. I turned down an aisle just in time to see her leaving the store. I could have ran after her, but I didn't.