he said he'd seen me walking the hills of la crescenta for quite some time now, but just never knew quite how to say 'hi.'
sweet, i thought, only halfway believing i'd been fed a line.
he told me he'd like to hike with me sometime.
when i told him i'm the solitary type who uses my walks as a spiritual escape to hide inside myself, he looked dejected.
not quite the blow off he was expecting, i suppose..