On my first Semester of my first Year at Uni, I would walk to the bus-stop every Thursday at 4:15 pm for class that evening.
Upon existing my street I pass another bus-stop. Every Thursday afternoon a young Down syndrome man waited there for his bus home. Every time I pass he would smile and say “Afternoon” in which I would reply “Afternoon”.
This occurred every week for my whole first semester.
Due to timetabling schedules for my second semester, second year and first semester of my final, I never saw that man again.
Yesterday was my second last day of class. My afternoon tutorial was cancelled and I left for home at 4pm. Walking home from the bus stop I noticed the young man again, waiting at his bus-stop.
Over joyed I strolled up towards him.
“Afternoon” I said,
In which he smiled back “Afternoon”.
As I walked away I felt this had been a somewhat perfect circle.