Friday I was sitting outside at the Starbuck's on Barrett parkway. I was sort of reading and sort of watching people and sort of daydreaming. Anyway, this car pulls up and a very elderly couple get out. Old enough that I wondered if they should really still be allowed to drive. Like that.
Anyway, they walk slowly across the parking lot to Starbucks, and when they reach the curb, the old man takes the lady's arm and helps her get up the curb to the sidewalk. Slightly proceeding her, he gets to the door and opens it, holding it until she is stepping through. He steps behind her and rests his hand on the small of her back, still holding the door until she's inside, still guarding her. Still.