It was the simplest thing, really. I was driving home from work. And on the sidewalk to my right was a little kid. She was jump roping, moving forward, like jump rope running down the side walk. And it felt so very good to know that kids still did that kind of thing. Wearing a red and white shirt. Shorts. And tennis shoes. With hair flying. It felt very retro to be watching. And it felt very much the norm of what life should be.
I needed that.