When this order starts to gradually lift, the first thing I will do is take the bus again. I dreaded getting on the bus every single day with so many people around. I hated sitting next to strangers I didnt know. Now I really miss all those strangers. I can remember the faces of regular passengers I would see on my daily rout. Heck, I even miss the random altercations from people just as irritated as I. I actually miss the inconvenience of boarding the bus and folding up my childs stroller and then having to find a seat that wasnt available.
I'm going to find every excuse I can to board the bus every single day. I'm going to smile at every stranger I see. And if permitting I might even hug them.
I miss you all Portland, I really do.