i checked on our new house on the way home, as you do, especially when it's so close. at the exact same moment, the current owners came home from work. as they opened the gate and walked to the door, i wondered - should i say hello? but no. coincidences are only significant because we make them so. so without breaking my step i left them alone, wished them well, and kept walking. they're starting a new life in a new town. we'll be starting a new life in the same part of town. things change, things remain the same. as i turned down a main(ish) road, i found myself smiling at strangers. this is my town. this is my part of town. it has been. it will remain so. it behooves me to be friendly. after all, what have i got to lose?