a saturday story

I woke up at 6am today and thought I had to go to work. Sometimes, there is no better feeling than realizing you're wrong.

I hope you all have fun weekend plans. I'm tackling a DIY today (fingers crossed it turns out) and we will be watching the marathon tomorrow.

This morning, as I was sitting here writing my normal link round-up, I heard a huge commotion outside. Cars were honking and people were screaming. Expecting some sort of accident or argument, I got up to look out the window. What I saw surprised me. Outside in the freezing rain dozens of people, juggling umbrellas and bags, frantically jumped into the street, waving their arms to stop oncoming traffic. As I looked closer I saw a weimaraner weaving through cars as people tried desperately to stop it. Finally, a group of strangers surrounded the dog and a man got ahold of her collar. He held her, and people stayed watching, as the owner ran over and picked the huge dog up in his arms. As he slowly walked away, cradling her like a child, people dispersed and traffic resumed.

Oh, and I started crying. 

You can say whatever you want about New Yorkers, or humanity in general, but there is a lot of good out there. This felt more important than links today.


P.S. Thank you all for reading and commenting this week. It felt like I hit a switch and suddenly there was a lot more interaction. It makes writing this so much more fun and meaningful.