As usual, my friendly neighborhood heroes were wonderful at this time. Let me introduce you to just three of my favorites today.
Here’s Narayana – from my favorite condiments store. There seems nothing they don’t stock. This is the store I was talking about in the conversation I overhead. It seems to me this guy barely looks older in the last twelve years I have shopped at his store. Forever young. Gentle. Helpful. Kind.
Meet my bread man who gives me my daily bread. And makes sure I get a fresh pack from his truck. He’s the guy I talked about in my Fifty shades of life post. I see him every day and he always has a huge grin for me. He waves to me whenever he sees me somewhere. If I return from school two minutes before he gets to the shop, I see him having breakfast at the corner snack bar – and if our eyes meet as I wait at the traffic light, he’ll rise a little to acknowledge. So sweet. I swear he doesn’t look any older from the day when I first saw him, twelve years ago.