Well it is a brand new year and I have to say that I'm kind of curious as to what will happen. I spent the night at home with my dog watching Numbers on Netflix. Sometime after 1 am I stepped outside to smoke my last cigarette of the night and the first one of the year, I saw one interesting thing. I saw an act of Chivalry.
I will admit that inside I have a little racist streak and once in a while I will judge a whole people by their misfits. It's the loose chickens and dogs and the rooster calls at all hours of the night that do it. You can chastise me for that later but this habit gives me a little distance from the fact that I live in a very bad area of San Diego. Couple this habit with my low opinion of today's youth and you have a very surprised Ms. Townes at 1 am.
While I was smoking my late night Camel and watching the cars do 80 in a 35 mile zone, I witnessed a young couple walking by. The girl was saying in spanish how cold she was. The boy stopped her across the street from me, gave her a quick kiss, took off his jacket and wrapped her in it. Huzzah gentleman DO exist in the world!
I like that I got to witness that moment, it makes me think that not all parents are just phoning in their duties to educate. Granted I don't know anything about these two kids, I'd like to think they are going to be alright. Once in a while I like to be reminded what optimism is.
You see, in that one act of gentlemanly kindness all of my stereotypes about the community I live in, fell away for that one moment. I felt lucky to have witnessed such intimacy. It had the makings of romance, the blossoming of young love and offered the promise of a solid foundation on which they would build their relationship. My inner romantic fool practically melted.
In the light of day I reflect that most likely the two of them went back to someone's home and had kinky New Years sex or something and we can all expect a little one some time in September but, as I said before once in a while I like to pretend that I'm an optimist. There's hope for the human race after all.