This time, I turned and met his eye and smiled. He gave a huge smile in return, and a small nod of his head. At the next stop, he gathered his things and as he got up, he leaned in and said to me, "I'm in charge of the whole world". I watched as he walked through the train doors, straight to an empty bench and settled in for the evening. He didn't look up as the doors closed and we moved away.
I was on my way home having spent the afternoon walking through Parc LaFontaine with Karie. We had two films each to finish before dropping them in to the photo lab. The park has been completely transformed by snow since I was last there and it was beautiful seeing dogs cavorting in it, and watching skaters on the ice.
Having changed plans several times in the last few days, I think we are now going to bring in the new year quietly at home, with some warm mulled wine and perhaps a Madmen episode or two. It's been a big year in so many ways and I think greeting 2011 calmly sounds pretty good.
So, happy new year to all my friends and family who I love and cherish, laugh with, break bread with, am inspired by. And all those who I miss and wish I could give bearhugs to. And to all the people I hardly know but who take the time to drop in here and read my blog sometimes...
Bon Année !! xx