An encounter near Half Moon Bay

Stranger: (face of happy surprise) Where did you start?
Me: Vancouver? ( I always answer this question with doubt because I don’t know if people are asking where I started my trip or where I started that day.)
Stranger: VANCOUVER! Damn. How long you been ridin’?
Me: Five or six weeks, I can’t really remember.
Stranger: Are you by yourself?
Me: Yes.
Stranger: WOO-wheee. You are brave!
Me (laughing face): Thank you.
Stranger: Are you writing?
Me: Yes.
Stranger: Good. Do you need anything…like aspirin…or batteries?
Me: Uh no thanks. I already have those things, but thank you for offering!
Stranger: Are you sure? I’ve got some triple A’s in my pocket here.
Me: No, no. I’m alright, thanks.
Stranger: Okay, well you have a good trip dear. Be safe.
Me: I will.

Give what you have. Take what you need.

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