As I wrote in Instant Karma on the Bicycle I learned about the consequences of judging others and feeling all superior. This morning as I walked up the hill to my building in downtown Nashville I saw an overweight man about ten years older than me crossing the street slowly and using a cane. The thought “Looser geezer hobbling on a cane” tried to catch hold but remembering the prior incident I deflected it thinking “I was using a cane a few weeks ago, on crutches even, and I’m old ish too.”
And then a great sneeze came upon me as the morning sun pulled out around the edge of a building. “Bless you!” I heard from across and up the street. It was cane man. A little embarrassed, I smiled at him and laughed yelling back thank you. He smiled and waved.
Sure beats a flat tire!