On Mondays and Wednesdays, I've got a bit of a hike from my last class back to the parking lot, which are on opposite sides of the campus. Today I decided to take out my ipod and listen to some music to make the stroll a little more pleasant. Whenever I listen to music while I ride on the bus or train, or go for a walk, I always kind of imagine I'm in a movie, and get super thoughtful (normative behavior, I'm sure). Today, I dug my hands in my pockets and started to think about the serendipitous nature of knowing who I know. While lamenting an unrequited love, I think it was my mother that said "Well, he may not be in your life for you to be in a relationship with, but he's at least teaching you something about what you want and what you don't want." In my opinion, there are simply too many people in the world that I will never meet, so I think that everyone I do meet has something to offer and teach me, and I to them as well. Whether it's the curly haired boy in my history class that reminds me of my ex, the girl on campus who rocks midi-length skirts better than anyone I've ever seen, or the postal worker in Tarrytown who pleasantly jokes with and chides everyone who mails something, I feel like I'm always learning from the people I come across.