This week, the Daily Post| Weekly Photo Challenge looks at Fleeting. Cheri Lucas Rowlands writes:
“…I’ve been thinking a lot about the fleeting moments in our days, and in our lives. The quiet, precious moments between the ones we love. A hummingbird in the backyard, among the blossoms. Chalk art on the sidewalk, with broken bits of colorful chalk left there, by the kids in the neighborhood. Or perhaps a glimpse into a rare occasion…Fleeting may also make you think of movement and change.”
In my fictional world, a second year nursing student, while enjoying his first week of summer college break, decided to quench a long-term craving.
He got in his car, buckled up the seat belt, and then drove to the neighborhood mall in search of a small electric rice cooker to fit in his small studio apartment.
Unfortunately, his fleeting expectations about having hot rice for dinner vanished quickly when the student failed to stop at an intersection, which led to a car accident involving an off-duty police officer.
Good thing fictional stories can have happy endings.
There were no physical injuries and the police officer took pity on the college student, gave him a driving ticket but noted on the citation that a large overgrown tree partially blocked the view of the stop sign.
The student’s sympathetic girlfriend took pity as well. She not only bought him his small rice cooker, but also made him not just one bowl, but three bowls of hot rice.
Lesson of the day:
Fleeting expectations can take different routes and bring unexpected changes…expect them and for a smoother life journey, take each fleeting moment a rice grain at a time. 🙂
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