It was one of the conversations that you'd simply love to have - delightful, cheery, filled with laughter - and the smile I wore towards the end of it wore on a while longer after it had ended. As I continued walking in that mall, I noticed others looking at me, some more obviously than the others, with the what's-with-her expression on their faces. I know how I must had looked - walking alone, looking at nothing and nowhere in particular, a smile on my face. That smile which had lingered on, from having shared happy moments in conversation, having laughed and having had someone to laugh with.
The next time I happen to see someone smiling alone, apparently at nothing, and for no reason, I'll think about the wonderful moments that must had been, to put that lingering smile in place.