I smiled back- and stopped him.
"Thanks for smiling back at me! You have a nice smile!"
How did he react?
Calmly. Nodded. "Thank you!"
How did I feel?
Alright. Initially I'd left the house about to go stir crazy. I had not been in a good place. Walking usually calms me down and reconnects me with myself. Exploring a neighborhood like Ehrenfeld is a treat. So are dancing, listening to good music in the evening sun and receiving a smile- so yeah, I was ok.
Buba seemed like a relaxed dude, his headphones played some raggae, his bike looked classy, and I liked that he connected with my dancing and even expressed that by turning around and lifting his mouth corners. I knew I wanted to chat with him.
I think I suprised him a little bit and he wasn't sure what to think of my project, he thought for a while before agreeing to a picture. Eventually he did- right before riding off, hanging out in raggae dream land a little longer and enjoying the streets of Ehrenfeld.