It's an extremely windy day.
Leaves are flying everywhere, garbage cans are overturned, and the wind
brings the spilled trash to life. While driving I see a magazine rolling
end over end, slowly making its way across the road. Near the middle of
the road it hesitates, so I slow down to avoid running it over. It flops
to the right once, pauses again, and then continues rolling to the other
side of the road. Exhausted, it stops for rest at the curb, heaving up and
down pathetically, and is soon overtaken by a Pepsi cup and cereal box.
These new arrivals gather around the magazine, and soon the magazine is up
and on the move again, with the Pepsi cup and cereal box running along
with it side by side.
It is a touching display of camaraderie, and I am
moved to tears.