I've not done much these first two days. Sleep. Eat. Walk. I've walked around Aukland quite a bit. Walking is easy. Something I can control. Something safe. I can find trees to calm me down. And I have.
I walked into a small Asian grocery store. I was looking for a kinder surprise; I've been missing Steve. As I was buying it, the grocer asked me who the surprise was for. I told him it was for me, which seemed strange to him. I went on to tell him how I'd just flown in a few hours ago, and we don't have kinder surprises in America, and so on. He was really happy and said I needed a free donut, the best in Aukland. I accepted and was really touched. As I turned to leave, he wished me happy birthday...I think we both missed something.
|My birthday donut?|
|My new friend Gary|