Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Valuable Lesson Nevertheless

Sometimes the rewards of exploration are a little more subtle. For instance, today the main discovery on my downtown walk was an adult bookstore I’d never noticed before. Not that I’d been looking for one, but it was on a street (not a bad street, either) I’ve probably traveled by bus a hundred times, so I was a little surprised to notice something new.

I’m not suggesting that I’m happy to know the store is there. But it is nice to be reminded that you can think you know a place pretty well and still be surprised from time to time. (Here’s hoping next week’s walks bring me something more like a new ice cream parlor.)

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