Last February, I was visiting a sweet river town along the Delaware River and came across an old fashion barbershop with a sign in the door that said, “closed until further notice”. It really was old fashioned. Take a peek.
Below the sign was a small bouquet with this note.
I wondered if Don, who had passed away maybe unexpectedly, had known “S”. Maybe “S” was just a person who passed by everyday with her (guessing it is a her) Dog and Don waved hello.
I did not know Don, "S" or dog but I was really moved by this note. Moved enough to take a picture and write about it 6 months later. Did Don, who smiled to people as they passed while he worked, know what his smile meant to “S”?
Did they know each other? I am thinking maybe not, and one day “S” walked by and Don was no longer there.
I have people and places I pass in my daily travels I would miss if one day they were not there. Like this little roadside farm stand I pass when I leave the plastic fabricator with all my recycled plastics. Their produce is local and fresh, but I love the money can and the trusting person who puts it out each morning.
There is a faded sign that tells you to go in the jar and make change if you need it. This stand has been running on trust for years. Next time I stop, buy my veggies and leave money in the money can, I will leave a note too. "Thank you for your trust. Glad you are here."