Wednesday, Oct 7th 2020
“It is the silence between the notes that makes the music; it is the space between the bars that cages the tiger.” – Zen saying
And, why does the crosswalk figure look hunched? Leaning in…
He looks uncertain, it’s like he’s second guessing his decision and he’s about to scurry. It doesn’t make me feel all too confident following his lead.
Am I supposed to be ready to dart?
I want to see a smiling, erect, calm and confident stick figure as my guide. Not something preparing to bob and weave across the intersection.
I’ll wait until I get the go ahead with both signals, the Hand and the Sprinter.
Have you ever seen that crosswalk? When the red hand (stop) is lit and the hunched frogger (go) is also lit? Both stop and go at the same time?
It’s like – “We have no idea! It’s freakin’ New York – just figure it out! Ok?”
Would be funny to see a flashing light underneath the double crosswalk sign that blinks ‘Good Luck!’
Or maybe – ‘Stop/Walk/Just Kidding!’ – ‘Stop/Walk/Just Kidding!’
I always look around at the other pedestrians to get their reactions, maybe confusion or interest, but – nada. Maybe everyone just zones in on one option.
Which makes me feel like I’m making it up. Like no one else sees the two conflicting signals – it’s like I’m always getting a precise glare that makes both light up at the same time.
Ok, I’m not falling for this…again.
“Trust the still, small voice that says, “This might work and I’ll try it.” – Diane Mariechild
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