I had another purpose today. The Friends of the Library group in our town is having a book sale the end of March where they let you fill the bag for $2.00 and the money goes back to the library. Well, normally I go in there and just feel dazed and confused. I forget which author I'm looking for or what book titles I had in mind for my classroom. So this time I want to be armed with pictures from the bookstore to help me regain my focus.
As I'm walking around, I notice a tall thin gentleman with curly hair and glasses. He walks quickly among the books, talking fast mentioning books that he really likes or books that he's seen the movie. I try not to stare but I enjoy him and his enthusiasm is contagious. I see that there is an attractive blonde woman with him. She's looking at the books he shows her and nods and smiles and shows him other books.
He becomes very animated when he sees a young man in the store looking at the book, The Hobbit. I love the hobbit he says, and it comes out loudly because of his obvious knowledge and his need to share what he knows and feels about this book. I have the movie. You can come over and watch it with me anytime. I look over at the blonde woman and we both smile broadly.
These are the types of moments that I'm beginning to stop, notice and enjoy.