I went into Toronto to visit DH last night after work and had a very cool “Toronto” kind of moment.
As I am powering upstream up Bay St. at 4:30pm (going rather decidedly against the flow of traffic), I decided to make direct eye contact with as many people as I could to see if a human connection could be made in the vast sea of humanity during the hustle and bustle of rush hour.
At Bay and Richmond, I locked eyes with a rather large and whimsically dressed young woman (she looked like Kirsten “Penelope” Vangsness from “Criminal Minds”) who obviously had itgoing on. The clothes, the hair, the glasses, the look, the confident way she carried herself. We headed straight for one another, never dropping eye contact and not moving out of one another’s way. As we got close, she smiled a wry sort of smirk, as did I.
I took a half step to the right, just before we collided, as did she. As we passed, she raised her left hand and we high-fived each other. Just a very cool one-of-a-kind moment where kindred spirits connected and bonded, even for just one fleeting moment.
I will be looking for her again, the next time I am walking upsteam on Bay St.