I took the train into V-town for an appointment that should have been done by about 11:30, which would have been fine, allowing me to return home by about 12:30, also fine because I needed to be here in time to get to the school before Sports Day was done at 1:30.
But many small things went awry, adding up to a big thing awry, causing me to end up back in this city at 1 PM, just in time to miss the bus home.
I ran, walked, ran, walked, frequently glancing at my watch. In my pack was my loyal, though sluggish, point-n-shoot, Mr. Hesitation.
I cut through Garden City Park and saw the bird, perched above the foot bridge.
For this I would stop and take a breather. 8 or 9 sluggish clicks.
Ran, walked, ran, walked. Arrived at school exactly on time.
Stressed out, but not when I look at the picture.