The Strangers Who Occupy my Mind
Stories of strangers who were in my life for a brief moment, but in my mind for the foreseeable future
On my birthday, my friends and I set sail on a midday catamaran off the coast of Aruba. It was a beautiful sunny day. We knew no one on the boat outside of our friend group.
Towards the end of the cruise, I befriended two American sisters who were vacationing in Aruba. It was a lot of chit chat, and I definitely didn’t get their names. One of them was wearing a white golf hat embroided with the word: Tanqueray.
Being inquisitive, I found out that Tanqueray is a british gin namebrand that is sold all over the world.
Anyway, after a while I left them to it and continued to enjoy the cruise.
Towards the end of the cruise, as we were headed back to the coast a gust of wind blew the golf hat off of the young woman’s head and I happened to catch it.
Once we got to the coast, she told me I could keep it; as a birthday gift.
Thank you for the hat. I have already worn it countless times to the beach, with no end in sight. It’s a wonderful conversation piece.
Do you have any strangers who occupy your mind?