Almost all of my direct interactions with other people on this trip have been positive, like this one. If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that.
But I do sense a lot of suspicion and unfriendliness from people as well. People glaring at me, not returning my waves. The thing is, none of this is worth reporting; the negative stuff tends to be non-events. And, of course, I could be wrong about these people. Maybe they didn’t wave back because they didn’t see me, or maybe they did and I didn’t see them, or maybe they were just really focused on driving and not hitting me. I’ll never know for sure.
Kind people tend to be outward-reaching, while the suspicious ones withdraw themselves. Thus the kind people will always be over-represented on this blog, because they’re the ones engaging with me and giving me something to talk about. And making my trip as wonderful as it has been so far.