I hope I am always amused by the little things.
Driving home from the grocery store this afternoon, I saw a youngish guy biking along the sidewalk while yo-yo’ing. Now at first, I admit that I laughed because I thought it was a little geeky. For crying out loud – a guy old enough to have a full beard, wearing big earmuff-type headphones, riding a bike too small for him and yo-yo’ing?
Then I stopped laughing. Because it’s creepy to sort of soundlessly laugh with your mouth open, particularly when all that comes out are hoarse little “huh… huh”s. And also because I realized he is more gifted than I.
He can ride a bike with no hands.
He can dribble (I think that’s the right term?) those yo-yo’s like nobody I’ve seen in a while. Not one, but two of them. In the air – popping them up above his head!
It’s amazing, the things you get to see if you keep your eyes open.