Let me set the scene as best I can. I was sitting on the bus headed to work. I had arrived about a minute before the bus was due to arrive–fortunately there is a digital display that is updated in real time telling me when the bus is going to arrive. Though it is never exactly the same from day to day, I am usually on time and able to avoid the winter air burn on my lungs that racing like a madman for the bus induces.
When boarding my bus, I was unable to take my usual/favourite seat. So, I selected a forward facing seat on the left of the bus. I could easily have sat on the right but that would involve seeing all of the passengers before they boarded and caused me to play the “please sit beside me/please don’t sit beside me game”. Perhaps because I was not playing the game this morning, I inadvertently won the game and one of my bus crushes sat beside me. Not wanting to be a pest/having any good lines and she being curled up in her Beats headphones, I buried myself in a book.
When I looked up from my book, I noticed that the sun was out.
I did a quick double take. What was the sun doing out? Was I late for work? I scanned the bus and noticed the usual cast of passengers. I was obviously on the same bus I always took–but the sun was out.
I guess on the weekend things have changed. While I wasn’t paying attention the days have gotten longer. I can’t remember when I last rode the bus to work in sunlight. It seems like a forever or two ago. It was a cause for minor celebration.
Soon, and at least until the time change, I might even get on the bus in daylight.