“I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stumped by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.” – Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors
This quote was inscribed on my Starbucks coffee cup this morning. How fitting, really? The way I’ve been feeling lately, this cup perfectly sums up both my realistic attitude on living in the city, as well as my perpetual optimism. I think I need to start saying “Hi” more often.