As I walk alongside the harbour, I greet other walkers at least a couple of dozen times in my 2k walk. I have been interested in the differences between “Hi,” “Morning,” “Good Morning,” and “Hello,” each said with varying inflections.
I have also noticed that only people who make eye contact will greet me, and tourists don’t usually make eye contact. Similarly, people wearing headphones don’t usually look at or greet me. When I first arrived in Nanaimo I was responding to other people’s greetings, but today I realized I was initiating the dialogue. It has only taken a month for me to take on the mantle of a local!
Also greeting me this morning was the new month. I took a couple of pictures of the sunset on July 31st:
And then I took a few more of the sunrise on August 1.
Good morning, August. You are a lovely young thing.