I was in the car the other day listening to music when my eyes caught a bricklayer on the side of the road.
My eyes caught his. He winked. I smiled. Then he smiled.
It was perhaps five seconds. But it’s one of those moments that aren’t limited by length.
Our circumstances were vastly different, and we may never see each other again.
But in that split second we shared something vastly important - a common humanity. And we shared it with the fullest of dignity, in spite of stations in life.
The memory still makes me smile.