We walked through the hotel lobby and stepped into the lift at the same time.
We exchanged a few comments on the weather.
Her accent suggested her heritage lay far from here.
“Have you been here before?” she asked, in tones that suggested I might be something like a superhero if I had.
I confessed that I had, indeed, and asked if she was there for any particular reason.
She told me she was on holiday. I said I hoped it had been good so far.
“Ohhhh,” she said, like she was wonder-struck. “It has been amaaaaaaazing!”
And there was I, thinking it was just another rainy day in Glasgow!
Sometimes the greatest gift visitors can offer us, is a fresh appreciation of all that we already have.