I have a co-worker who buys lottery tickets but when he wins he doesn’t cash the prize. Keeping them for good luck?
The old man working at the counter of my neighborhood swimming pool has been learning Slovak. His lady friend is Slovak. I love when he talks about her. We chat in some Eastern European dialect so we think. We understand each other perfectly. We smile deeply. He makes my morning I make his.
When she passes next to a tree or a brush she puts her hand in leaves. Sometimes they hurt if there are prickles or ants but mostly the leaves bring her joy. Tears still streaming down her face because she is so happy.