I forgot my phone and had to run back to my house to get it. If I didn’t have to enter my work hours, or keep up several games of Words with Friends, I probably would have left it and walked calmly to the bus stop. Thankfully I went back for it and discovered Today’s Perfect Moment.
As I was leaving home for the second time, having retrieved my phone, I started back on that walk to the bus stop. That’s the walk that seems to take too long when the bus is coming and is way to short when you end up waiting a long time in the cold. The sun was momentarily bright and the snow that had accumulated overnight was glistening ever so diamond like.
In front of me, a woman was pulling her child, the gender obscured by the voluminous snowsuit, on a toboggan. I smiled at the scene, which was by no means new to me. Obviously they were headed to the field, which had a small hill for tobogganing. I craned my neck and could see some children already doing so. There tracks, faint and muddles, were visible in the distance. I smiled and greeted them as I passed.
I walked to the bus stop, quite easily as my mind stayed upon the scene. Who were these people complaining that children didn’t play anymore? Who were these people that said video games and other electronic distractions had ruined childhood? They might be right, but when I look at hill full of children hooting and hollering, braving the cold and damp, I know they are somewhat wrong.