When she spotted me she grabbed me by the hand and introduced me as “the conductor Susie Mallett”.
I hurriedly made plans for tonight then chatted for ten minutes to the family I had been introduced to , a young man aged twenty-four and his parents..
Why was my friend so eager to introduce me?
I believe that I worked with him, I am not sure that I recognised the young man but I recognised his father who had spent all that time in Budapest with him.
In October this young man will be starting a new job at one of the companies that the charity I work for here in Nürnberg has built up, that employs only disabled people. He will be living in the sheltered housing adjacent to our work-rooms. He has already snapped up a place in my Tuesday evening workers' group and has enrolled my services to help him design his living accommodation so that he can be as independent as possible.
All that sorted in ten minutes.
And all with the condition that I only speak English, which is fine by me.
What a small world the world of Conductive Education is.