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23 January 2009 @ 02:02 pm
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The most amazing thing happened to me this morning:

It is a rainy, "cold", blustery day in Sacramento.  But I was walking to this sort of mall that's here in downtown, several blocks away.  (I say "sort of" because it's... hard to explain.  It has mall-type stores, and so on, but it has nice open space--really open, providing actual fresh air--and it doesn't give me the horrible "GET ME OUT OF HERE" feeling that I get at other malls, even though I still don't really like going there.)  I was chasing a few more Caldecott possibles.  Although there are three nice used bookstores near my apartment, new bookstores are harder to get to, except for the small one in the mall.

So I'm walking through the rain and the cold, and feeling generally miserable, when I finally get to the entrance of the mall, relieved to be out of the rain but still cold and wet, when I hear the words...

"Would you like some oatmeal?"

I was in front of a Jamba Juice, and there was a sample-lady at the door with a tray full of steaming oatmeal, which I guess is their newest offering.  She handed me a generous cup full of hot, creamy oatmeal, rich with brown sugar and blueberries.

It was like magic.  Like a fairy tale.
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mamster on January 24th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Have you seen...
...the SpongeBob episode wherein SpongeBob says to Squidward, "It's a cold, cold world out there. Nobody's going to serve you happiness on a plate." Then someone walks by with a plate of hot cookies. Squidward doesn't get one.
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