Friday, February 11, 2005
you can run but you can't hide
I go about my day to day thinking no one really pays much attention to me. Besides of course those closest to me. This morning a woman who sits in the toll booth at the parking garage at work approached me. She said in her broken English...."you have two children don't you? a boy and a girl....I have been here since 1997, I watch and have seen you ." It really struck me. Here is someone who I see, give a polite nod and smile when our eyes catch, but have never really engaged in conversation with. She watches day in and day out and notices people and can keep up with their lives by just watching. She has obviously seen my figure stretch and grow through 2 pregnancies, notice when I am gone for 4 months of maternity leave and then once again I show up, with a slightly smaller figure. I don't know why this has made me think so much. I just find it interesting. I guess you never really know who is "watching" you and who notices your life without you even talking to them.