There is a young couple up the street who just moved into the apartments at the top of our street. They have this little dog and when they go for a walk they sometimes stop and chat if I am out in the yard. They are sci-fi fans and in particular they really like Tolkien and Lewis. But of late they have been reading the Harry Potter series together.
This morning Becca was heading to work and I was feeding the cats and she said “Hi!” and then said in a quieter voice “Can I tell you something?”
“Sure,” I responded.
“Don’t take this wrong way,” she started, “but Bart” (her hubby) “and I think it would be really cool if you were to wear a robe like a monks robe. You are always so kind to the people in the neighborhood and even the animals like you. You remind us of a combination Gandolf the Grey and Dumbledore and St Francis.” Then she concluded with “Well its just a thought and we think it would be really cool.”
Later as I was thinking about all that Becca had said I came to the conclusion that they might have said I reminded them of Hagrid……