Mom and I have coffee at Gourmet Cup in the mall a few times a week. The owners and servers are friendly and the tables afford a good view of people walking by. There is a large skylight above, so even on overcast days its a pleasant place to be.
One of my favorite things is to look across to Frans' Flowers and watch as people stop by to choose bouquets. I like to see which folk pick which bunch and imagine who they are taking them to. I wonder if they are "just because" flowers or are they for special ooccasions I think "just because" bouquets are the nicest.
This morning a father and two small children bought a big bouquet and the Dad let his son (I'm guessing about 4 years old) carry them. They were half as big as he was but he meandered gamely behind Dad as they walked off down the mall. I smiled when I observed the little guy "hop" on all of the orange colored tiles to make his way across.
It made me recall being a kid and not wanting to step on the cracks in the sidewalk. When was the last time you took a hop?