late for meditation. of course, the light turns red just as i reach it.
wait... wait... wait... wait... wait... wait
up the hill strung out along the sidewalk to my left some people come striding along in the cold, chatting happily.
without a pause they walk off the curb and cross the road in front of me,
of course, just as the light turns green.
to myself i mutter "may we reach enlightenment at the same time"
and at that one of them looks up.
she waves to me and mouths "thank you!"
and it makes all the difference.