Things I've seen, experienced and appreciated on my 23 birthday...
Eating breakfast with an El Salvadorian family and happily surprising myself with my ability to understand exactly what they were talking about most of the time.
A kind taxi driver with a huge salt and pepper beard and a old corduroy cap advertising a backwoods grill in Oyster Bay.
A man taking his two young kids to the beach for the day on the train, sharing bits and bites snacks while telling them about all the different animals and birds that could be at the beach today.
An old native woman standing before a raging bonfire in the woods, grinning and waving at the train.
An elderly couple walking through airport security together holding hands. When the man went through the woman continued to walk beside him on the other side of the glass until he had found a spot to sit and wait for his flight. She put her hand against the window and said she loved him and to remember that the keys were in his pocket before he blew her a kiss and she walked back to the car.
A road sign that proudly announced "Welcome to Comox...Expect Deer on our Roads!"
Listening to Sufjan Stevens, Eddie Vedder and Broken Social Scene as I sped along tracks cut so narrowly through the coastal forest that evergreen branches reached out and ran along the glass.
Watching other people, people watch when they think no one else is looking.
....As I am not yet home, I'm sure I will have more but I may save them for my next post...