I was hanging out with my friend L today, drinking tea outdoors on Southport Avenue. We were having this wonderful fluid conversation, with occasional non-disruptive disruptions.
She would say, “You should look behind you. That dog is amazing.”
A few minutes later, she would say, “You should look behind you. There’s this couple walking together, and one of them has a broken arm. And the other has a broken leg.”
And I thought, how wonderful and remarkable it must be to be so present and so observant and alive. I would have totally missed those things on my own.