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Saturday, February 27, 2016

TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET

A bit more than half of my morning four mile walk follows a back road past a golf course, a waste water treatment facility, and a Ronald MacDonald Home.  The HU city bus from the Friday Center to the UNC Medical complex runs on that route, and since the walk is very boring, I amuse myself by waving to the buses as they pass [some of the drivers honk] and counting them going and coming.  On a normal day, I see six or seven, on a really good day, eight.  That is rarer than spotting a deer or a Blue Heron.  Today, mirabile dictu, the stars were aligned and I saw nine buses.  A banner day, one to be remembered during walks to come.  And there are those who say I lead a quiet  life!

2 comments:

David Auerbach said...

Well, the slower you walk ...

s. wallerstein said...

I also take a morning walk, but my route is so boring and depressing (the poverty, the aggressiveness of drivers, the pollution, the garbage in the streets, etc.) that if I were not completely lost in thought, I wouldn't walk a block. My secret is to look at my morning email before I walk, but not answer it, so that during my walk I mentally compose my daily morning email answers and thus, am so concentrated on my thought and so energized by my brilliant ideas that I pay absolutely no attention to my route.