Kara, met.

“I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen?”

Yesterday 3/27/13, I was walking along the Charles River down from Harvard towards MIT. I passed by Boston University’s crew launching from their boathouse, then watched their practice as I continued down the road.

I then approached another boathouse, also built on top of the water. This time, a girl was watching the crew launching, and I asked her which team the squad belonged to. “MIT. Are you looking for someone?” She replied.

MIT boatyard

I told her that I wasn’t from here, to which she said that she was from Texas. She introduced herself as Kara and said that she was visiting her younger brother, a freshman at MIT who was on the lightweight team. She didn’t know much about the sport so I gave her a quick rundown before parting way.

Charles River with Boston in the background

Kara has been met, but I wonder… how many people have I looked at all my life and never seen?

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