So the other day, I was driving home from the studio down a street that I take everyday. It cuts through a part of town that has seen better days. It's a 23-block drive. You have to be really careful, because there are lots of residents, young and old, at play, on street corners, etc.
So..., at about 10th street, I noticed ahead of me that two cars were stopped in the road, and I can see some kids off to the left, in a yard. Then I saw why the cars had stopped.
There was a beach ball bouncing across the street. Not your average beach ball. This one is transparent with deep, jewel-tone colors. Not like any one I have seen before.
One of the kids walks out, gets the ball, and we all go on our merry way.
So the next morning, I'm on my way in to the studio. My route to the studio is on a different street, about 2 blocks over from the street I take to go home. At the time of the morning I head in, that part of the surrounding neighborhood is empty.
As I crossed 15th street, off to the left, I saw something bouncing slowly toward me. I slowed down and watched as the jewel-toned transparent beachball rolled/bounced up 15th street, in front of me, and off to my right to disappear in to the woods.
It was like the shopping bag scene in American Beauty. The ball had drifted up 5 blocks and over 2, in a period of 16 hours to cross in front of me at the exact moment that I was doing the same thing, though in the opposite direction, that I had been doing when I first saw it.