While I was walking this morning I saw a turtle. No big deal, right? It was a HUGE deal.
He was right there on the sidewalk, obviously just crossed the road next to the school. I stopped and stooped down to take a closer look and noticed a teacher getting out of her car. She was pretty clearly not in a hurry, so I asked her if she wanted to take a look and maybe take a picture on her cell phone to show her students. “Nah,” she said, “It’s just a turtle.”
Just a turtle.
I remember when I was a kid little things like a turtle were sources of endless wonder to me and my friends.
I wonder when that stops. And I wonder why we don’t even notice.
I wonder if we even care.