I meet strangers all the time and I treat each one like we are old friends. I’ve met some of the most interesting people at airports, parks, dining alone, the grocery store checkout, and my favorite place…fishing! Men, women, families, and little kids. People are interesting. There is nothing like sitting down and chatting it up with someone only to find you have more in common than you thought you would. I loved your essay, and it’s truth.
Toss stranger caution to the winds. You may find your new best friend.