As a matter of routine, I do not always have the necessary time, energy or inspiration to write (in my mind) entertaining, thought-provoking items for this site. I think, however, that I am capable of committing to a fairly regular and new "Today's Conversation" lead into Wrights Lane. I'll give it a try for a while.
I talk to strangers in strange places and I converse with some pretty interesting people on a variety of subjects. Sometimes people are controversial, sometimes they are profound, other times they espouse personal convictions or pass on tidbits of wisdom; and best of all, a sense of humor that can make your day. I always appreciate conversations that leave me thinking for a while. Certainly, if any readers want to share "conversations" that they have had, by all means pass them on to me for posting in this new slot.
Today's introductory "conversation" is not earth-shattering by any means, but it left me replaying it in my mind for some time after -- and with an inclination to read between the lines. My mind tends to work that way.
I was exiting the local Foodland store this evening when I noticed a man, perhaps in his early 50s, reading a text message in the illumination of his car's headlights. As he closed his phone, I asked: "A message from home adding to your shopping list?"
"No!" he exclaimed with a satisfied smile on his face. "As a matter of fact, it was a message from the Philippines thanking me for a gift I had sent."
"When you stop to think about it, it really is a small world today, especially when it comes to communications," I offered.
"You are exactly right," he replied. "It is great! I could go on and on about that, but I won't."
As I loaded groceries into the back seat of my car, I thought: "I'll bet he could!" Something just seemed to tell me...