Her job was with numbers in a firm I regularly attended. Although I sensed there was a reclusiveness about her,  I wasn’t bothered to define it, first impressions being what they are. I reasoned she was the new employee, the most ignominious position. Her quietness would fade as she settled in to a new job.

Twice or so a week I saw her, exchanged short, pleasant niceties and left.

Soon enough, I began to think of her at times when I was not in her presence. Random thoughts arousing my consciousness. I didn’t think they were deliberate ramblings; they just arrived unannounced. Uninvited.