I like Penny because she is so fast. She talks fast. She reads fast. She moves fast.
She once started and finished a story before Big Ben was done chiming the noon hour. She once read the whole dictionary in the time it took me to make a pitcher of lemonade. She once beat me by a mile (literally) in a running race.
But she is also fast to say hello to someone new. She is fast to smile at a stranger. And she is fast to ask about your salsa dance lesson from last night (which didn't go as well as I'd hoped).
I'm glad Penny ran across my path.
And I'm glad I ran across yours.