I saw Jose again today. He was waiting for me on the porch. He introduced himself to me. I know you, I said. I saw you at Valley View School and before that I met you at Caroline’s party a couple of Christmases ago. An hour later when I left he called to me, Thank you for remembering me.
I drove away wondering if that is what we all want…to be important enough to be remembered.
Should I tell him that I also remember that his birthday is in December and that he doesn’t really like to celebrate it? Perhaps. But I will wait for another day.
I will present it to him like a gift.