” Hello there, ” I said.
” Who are you? ” he asked, his eyes trying to focus on me.
” A friend,” I answered as I helped him to sitting position.
” How did I get here? ” he looked around my studio, in wonder.
” Mia,” I said, ” made a drawing of you and it was sent to me.” And I showed him the drawing.
He looked at it for a long time, slowly understanding that this was what he looked like, before asking, “Is Mia a friend?”
” Oh yes,” I said, ” she is your best friend. ”
He began to shudder, perhaps from the cold, so I wrapped a scarf around him.
He nodded. ” I’m actually shaking because I’m feeling excited. Where is Mia?” he asked.
” Mia will be excited to see you too,” I said, ” it’s a bit of a journey for you, but hopefully it won’t be long before you two connect. ”
” A journey?” he looked nervous.
” Look at it as an adventure. I mean your whole life now, ahead of you, it’s an adventure!” I smiled at him.
He carefully put his hands together and said, ” Okay, I think I’d like some of that.”