I often think to myself what other peoples lives, total strangers, must be like. What are they thinking about now, I mean in the moment that I see them.
The other day I saw a young man, maybe 22 or so, Mexican, long white shirt, just like the two fellows walking alongside him. He had a very confident stride, and a small ear stud with a star shape to it. Was the star significant to him, and if so, what did it mean? It seemed out of place on such a macho guy. Why did he choose the white shirt? Is the social world he is in so rigid that all the men must wear the same shirt? Where were he and his friends walking to? What was the source of his confidence? Was it bravado that he wore just to be tough enough for the street?
I hope that he is happy with his life and his friends. I hope that he is prosperous and that he is or becomes a good father and role model to his children. I hope that he lives to be an old man, with his family around him, and love in his heart. I hope that his star ear stud makes someone else smile at the whimsy of it.