It’s so easy to meet fellow travelers on the road abroad. I often wonder why I don’t have those conversations all the time here in New York. Is it me? Time? Or just opportunity?
Tonight opportunity sat across from me in Starbuck’s. Three young travelers from Montreal in need of a phone to check on accomodations for the night. In town for the New Year’s weekend, they had come without housing, just their sense of adventure and good humor. And they are certainly full of humor, personality, and grace.
We sat and chatted and searched for over 30 minutes. I lived vicariously through their search that hovered between optimism and desperation. Clio, though, felt like it would all work out and of COURSE it did.
Chanceux dans sa malchance: To find luck in your misfortune. Souad’s (Swaad would be the pronunciation) comment in French.
And yes, they found a great – and inexpensive place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and they have promised to share more of their weekend’s luck. Something tells me they will have a great 2012!