{September 11, 2013}   Everyone Has A Story

booksHave you ever met, or simply looked at, someone who made you curious? Someone who, while driving your car home or pushing a cart down the aisle at a grocery store, had you thinking “I wonder what his/her story is?“. There’s just something about them that has you super-intrigued, borderline obsessive. It kind of makes you wonder if it’s because there’s some kind of unseen connection between you and that mysterious person. I think it must be some connection because very rarely does anyone make eye contact or small-talk anymore. It seems to me that more and more people avoid making eye contact and I sincerely believe it’s because human interaction is losing popularity ever since everyone’s friends live inside their computer. But now I’m getting off the subject. I have recently encountered a person who has piqued my curiosity and I’ve found myself wondering about them and what their story could be a lot lately.

She’s always smiling when she’s talking to people, she’s a great people-person and I can tell she’s always mindful to get on the same level as the person she is interacting with. She’s kind and she has those honest eyes, the kind that show you what you see is what you get. However when she doesn’t realize anyone’s looking she looks almost sad, though it could be that she’s deep in thought. All of these questions come to my mind: where does she come from? How did she get here? Who is she when she’s not in uniform? Does she wear a mask like a pro or is she really a good person?

I think the reason I’m so intrigued with her story is because I can usually read people really well. I’m good at picking up on little things and within a few times of seeing someone I can pretty well have the puzzle pieces put together and satisfy any curiosity I may have about them. But not her. She’s a complete mystery. It’s been a year now and I have nothing about her figured out. That’s why it nags at me. I’m sure it goes on a deeper level and has everything to do with my ability to read people and how it’s failing me with this one person. Someone I work with, none the less.

Does she have something to hide and that’s why she’s so good at being mysterious? Most people would have slipped up by now. Or is it really a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of deal? It’s almost to the point where while working a scene I just want to blurt out, “What is your story? Who ARE you?”.

On a completely different note… I’m planning on going to the city to see my crush next week. It’s been far too long and I’m jonesing to see her. I’m really hoping my plans work out!

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