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At Concord Mills Tonight

I went to the Books-A-Million at Concord Mills tonight to pick up a couple of books (Heaven And Earth and The Continuing Crisis) I had special ordered. I also picked up a biography of Mao Tse Tung. (Even after this ,  I have still read 11 more books than I have purchased this year, in case  you were wondering.).

On my way out of the mall, a young lady touched me on the arm and said "Do I know you?". I looked at her and she looked quite familiar. Then I remembered. I knew her from Jackson's Java (duh). "You're Melissa [not her real name]!". She was impressed that I remembered her name. I have actually written about her in this blog before. In an earlier entry, I described  helping her with calculus after a poetry reading.

She gave me a hug, which I thought was very sweet. We chatted a bit about books, and she very strongly recommended The Time Traveler's Wife. I'm not sure when I would get around to reading it, but I will certainly  try to work it in, because she made it sound like an excellent book.

God bless Melissa. She is a recurring source of unexpected happiness.

I could make the usual literary points here about moments of grace, but the big takeaway here is that I sure am glad I know calculus. Remember guys, those math skills come in handy!

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