A SERENDIPITOUS MOMENT OR THE JOYS OF LIVING IN BURLINGTON --
This afternoon I ran into an elderly woman friend, a very hip 70something member of my parish, in the Recycle North parking lot on Pine Street. Her car was parked adjacent to mine. She was getting in as I greeted her:
ME: Hi! Good to see you.
SHE: Yeah, same here. I come to Recycle North for the books. I like to read.
ME: So do I. But I usually get my books at the library. What do you like to read?
SHE: I read everything.
ME: I have mysteries, if you'd like them.
SHE [repeating]: I read everything. Anything. [smiling & making her point, very audibly] Dysfunctional families...
ME: Bye. See you in church...