September 29, 2008
Found – Among the leaves on a street
I was taking an afternoon walk to get some exercise. There was a big black cloud in an otherwise sunny sky, so I didn’t want to go too far and then get stuck in the rain. I normally walk about a mile west and then turn around and walk a mile home and it’s a nice little 2 mile workout. Instead, I decided to make a smaller circle of the neighborhood.
After about a mile and a half, I found myself walking over the interstate overpass that leads to the next neighborhood. The overpass is a white cement bridge over 12 lanes of interstate highway. The highway is sunken under the neighborhoods, so it’s a flat walk over the bridge. The bridge is always so clean and white since there are no trees on it and hardly any traffic uses it. I crossed to the other side of the bridge and the sidewalk ended where someone’s yard began. As I stepped out onto the street, I realized that, “Wow, it’s really autumn already” because there were so many dried and brown fallen leaves on the ground. It was a total contrast to the stark white cement I had just walked over. I was looking at all of the leaves when I spotted this bright and shiny dime lying on top of them, right in the middle of them all. It was bizarre.