I was driving home the other day and a police car passed me. The moment that I saw it, I looked at my speedometer and noticed that I was going 70 mph (in a 50 mph zone). I was at a bend in the road and immediately on the right was a farm-stand green house, so I pulled in, jumped out of my car and went (sort of ran) inside, hoping that if the police did turn around, they wouldn’t think it was my car in the lot. I watched myself do this. I felt like I was 16 years old, and was about to get called into the principle’s office for smoking in the bathroom.
The stand was run by a woman in her twenties, and her parents had just dropped by to bring her a cup of coffee. I think that I startled them a little as I made my very deliberate and fast entrance. I kept thinking, that they were thinking, “Wow, she really wants to get her garden started!”
After a few minutes of being inside, and being shown around by this very sweet young woman, I felt like I had to buy something, so I bought a 6-pack of basil. I never plant a garden and did not intend to do it this year either, but I am going to plant the basil somewhere, because as silly as this story is, it makes me smile to think of it. It was more fun than simply slowing down (after I saw the police) and hoping that I didn’t get ticketed.
“Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” Horace