30 January 2006
He gets my first smile of the day everyday, here's my favorite person in my whole apartment building - our gate-keeper! He's kinda old to be doing something like this, I don't think he'd be much of a 'keeper' if some real 'keeping the gate' job came up. But I like him best in this whole building. I often leave the house feeling cranky as hell, sour at the world after a night of restless sleep and bad dreams, and he'd be there smiling his toothless smile, his whole face crinkling up, raise his hands in a 'Namaste' and say just that.."Namaste, Ma". I don't know if that's a regular thing here but I always find it kind of amusing that he should be calling me 'Ma'(mother). But he is one person who makes me feel I 'belong', and he always makes my day!