I will probably never meet her, but I think of her as being very similar to me.
Somewhere out there is a woman who likes taking walks, maybe she's still stroller-pushing age. Or she could be take-the-grandkids-to-the-park age. Maybe she's also got a pooch. She could be a couple of time zones away from me, or she could be right around the corner.
Somewhere out there is a woman with whom I'm forever bonded. We share a unique connection. I started thinking about her yesterday.
Somewhere out there is a woman who, one day last week, placed an order online. She anxiously anticipated its arrival. She got the usual e-mail notices: "it's shipped!" and then there were tracking links - how it had arrived at such and such a warehouse, how it departed such and such a warehouse. She could watch its progress in her mind, making its way to her.
I was home when my package arrived. I set the package down here on my giga desk, rubbed my hands together, and removed the seal. Ah, the fun of mail order!
I opened the box and pulled out one fresh new walking shoe for my left foot, ready for action. I reached in and pulled out the other fresh new walking shoe for my left foot....
Wolfgang looked at me, seeing the perplexed look on my face as I gradually came to understand that I was holding two left shoes.
I looked at my feet. Yep, still one right and one left.
Uhm.... yeah. So amazondotcom sent me a label to return them at no charge (ya think?) and are hopefully sending an order, this time with one left shoe and one right. As I was live chatting with customer service, I couldn't help but notice that my new left shoes had been packed and shipped on Friday. 4/20. Hmm... perhaps there was a little celebration of the "holiday" going on in the warehouse?
Somewhere out there is a woman, who probably received her package around the same time I received mine. She opened the box, already thinking about her next walk with the pooch/husband/baby/grandkids, only to find that she had two right shoes that were... wrong.
Somewhere out there is my sole mate.