~“Sitting with Mary”~

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 09:50 AM.

However, I was getting thirsty.

I left my son sitting in the conference room with the young lady and found the snack bar in the hotel. I brought back sodas for my son and me and a bottle of water for the girl. She seemed like the “water type.” I was correct.

She was appreciative.

We were in our second conference/waiting room and the young lady left to go to the restroom. She left her paperwork in her chair face up where nosey people could read it. I had been listening to heartbreaking poetry and strange music while watching bad Bruce Lee movies and mothers carrying armfuls of hula hoops for their sons dressed in tight shiny pink pants.

I looked down at the chair where the girl’s paperwork was.

Her name was “Mary,” that is all she wrote. In the space where they asked the question about what you wanted to do in the future or the rest of your life, Mary had written, “I want to do everything.”

She was “twenty-something” and she wanted “to do everything.”

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