Well this is a bit awkward. I am in San Marcos City Library in Texas. Incredibly nice friendly people. I have an all day pass here………it has cost me ONE DOLLAR. The staff are friendly.
Outside this morning …waiting for doors to open. Sitting on a bench. Head a bit low. I didnt even see the young jogger. Just had to look up when she said “Good morning sir”. I could only splutter out “good morning” but she had gone by..but not far enough for me not to notice she was pretty.
We wouldnt get that at home. We scoff at American “have a nice day”culture…and it CAN grate a bit in restaurants and bars. And it seems odd when children of friends call me “Mister J***”.
But this is a new experience for me…Respect.
Not on a personal level. But on some kinda different plane.
Its variable of course. San Marcos is a college town, liberal values. San Antonio seemed…………and it is different.
I have some serious thinking to do when I get home.
I am 60 years old. Theres a difference between “new beginnings” and simply a culmination that the last few years, personal friendships, writing on MySpace, blogging on the Czar in Texas have inevitably led to this…
Can I go on in a new direction? Should I just quit while I am ahead.