This morning; February 16, 2013; I went for a walk. Yes, I said a walk. I actually walked a whole 6 blocks, just enough to reach a street near my home with a small shopping mall that includes a quaint little outdoor cafe-type place, but where people play Sudoku and a host of other modern-day activities that are still alien to me. I had come to think there weren’t any of these left, but it was nice to see, just as it was nice to see the two little old ladies sitting at a table in the cool morning air – oh wait, is “little old ladies” still the acceptable term? I’m not sure if it’s already evolved linguistically, maybe the proper term now is “GILF” (you figure it out). In any event, the two gray haired ladies were having coffee, coffee! They were also expertly and furiously manipulating their I-pads, or Galaxy tablets, or any of the devices that we can’t live without. They were reading the news: the Google news app, yahoo news, etc. As I passed the cafe, not more than 3 feet from where they were sitting; this is what I overheard one of them say as she read the news app:
-”Oh great! Shit! As if all the crap that’s going on nowadays isn’t enough, now we seem to have developed meteors!”
The walk back home was priceless; I had the biggest smile I’ve had in weeks. We humans are outrageous, fickle, self-centered and even idiotic at times – but we are also spectacular! We can do so much with what we have. I don’t know if we actually will or not, in the face of what’s ahead, but no matter what happens, I love all of you; all 7 billion of you – after all we’re all we have!