Driving to work this morning, I saw a woman engaged in a game of fetch with her dog, in the field near my home.
As I went by, trying to keep my attention on the road, for some reason I was drawn to the ball she had just thrown, which was at that very moment making a long lazy arc in the air. Everything seemed to shift into slow motion as I watched that little red circle sail higher and higher.
And then it nailed a seagull that had been flying across the field, minding its own business. There was a puff of feathers -- but by that point I was already too far away to see anything else.
And so, dear readers, here is my holiday thought for you: life is random, so be sure to look out for each other! Our love is all we have.