I had a great reminder today of life’s little wonders. I was driving through downtown Renton. It was just after school let out and the yellow buses were everywhere. As I made my way down Logan Ave S across the street from the Piazza the bus in front of me stopped. The doors pop open and a bunch of kids ramble in a heap onto the sidewalk.
While I'm waiting they almost instantly start running around the bench kicking the leaves. They're scooping them up and throwing them at each other, laughing all the way, having a blast. Then I notice the gal down past the tree raking leaves. She seems oblivious for the moment that the kids are undoing her work.
It brought a smile to my face and I started to chuckle (I couldn't help myself). What a wonderful timeless scene. Children playing and laughing in the Autumn Leaves. It’s right out of a Norman Rockwell painting.