>Today I Performed A Mitzvah
October 16, 2006 § 4 Comments
>1. You know how in health class or DARE class (you know, the drug prevention one that worked so well) there tends to be hand-outs with drawings in primary colors of little children helping old people across the street? I was just IN one of those drawings. I swear to you, I was walking home and this little old lady in a long blue coat with bright white hair asked me to help her cross the street. She had grocery bags and everything. I was smitten. I held her hand, which was my favotie part of the whole experience. She had soft, dry tiny hands. I was thinking about how once upon a time, this woman could have been a young hipster, too cool for school, and would never consider holding a stranger’s hand. We started the long walk across the street to the bus stop. At one point I said, “Am I going too fast?” and she answered, “this is fine, just fine.” I feel like I just crawled out of a Dick and Jane book. It was such a beautiful moment.
2. I’ve given up on the tranquil happiness thing. It’s just not me.
3. I’m finally getting a lot of writing/revising going. Maybe it was too hard to buckle down while the seasons were still changing but now that it’s undeniably fall, I feel a lot more settled in my work.
4. Today I signed the lease for real. It’s happening.
5. Song right now: A Place Aside by Beth Orton