This morning, as I settled into my favorite seat at the St. George branch of the Washington County Library, one of the librarians came over and introduced herself to me. I'm going to attribute it to kindness.
She said she sees me in here all the time and asked what exactly it was that I did. I answered "I write." She asked if I was new here or if I lived here, I told her I lived here-I have, after all, for over two years now. Then she told me her name and asked for mine, then she said she sees me riding my bicycle all over, and told me welcome.
I have been receiving much more notice these past couple months. It's been nice. It's like, finally, after these two years of being treated as the scum of the earth, I have graduated to human, or at least monkey.
I appreciate that. :-D