The Stranger

You said that your only regrets in life were that you never skateboarded or rode a motorcycle. We said that you’re never too old to start. You told us that you were a producer on Sleepless in Seattle and that you were meeting Tom Hanks next week at the very restaurant we were standing outside of. He was to play you in a movie about your life. I asked if his head was as big in person as it is on screen. You smiled wide. You told us that you loved us. We said we loved you. You said that you had to be crazy to love someone and that the world needed more crazy people. “Wanna know how crazy I am?” You asked while reaching into your jacket pocket. I assumed either a knife or a wad of 100’s was to follow. When a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup sat in the palm of your hand I knew for certain there was love in the world.