July 2022

A Course of Human Events

Early on a Fourth of July morning, hours before holiday festivities kicked into gear, I met a friend and his children as we walked across the grocery store parking lot. He was at the end of their family procession trooping toward the door. We exchanged local pleasantries about the day ahead, pretty mundane stuff, then went about our business.
I saw him again later that day. But this time, I about did backflips to attract his attention from the porch where I was standing.