“Once upon a time, people were formally introduced to each other…..Not these days, we just have to fend for ourselves and hope for the best”

“Well then” he said, “I am introducing myself to you now. My name is Brian and you ???”

“Ahhhh, me?  I am Maggie, like the birds….

I saw you once, I mean, really SAW you, I wanted so much to speak with you”

“And now you are…we are”, he says smiling, and shakes my hand.

Strong warmth, straightforward. No limp fish there, I think to myself….good.