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A middle aged man awaits at a crosswalk with his itty bitty son. He tightly grips his little hand. Protecting him. This frightens me.

I am driving at about thirty miles per hour and I stop a few feet before the white painted crosswalk and wave my hand signaling for the pair to cross. This is a bad idea but it is the right, moral thing to do and I am an ethical responsible person.

I turn down the radio. I am listening to Pearl Jam’s “Alive.” Interesting because I am thinking about death…

Lauren DeLuca

Living outside of Boston. Writing, reading and believing things can be better. Always caffeinated. Read more @

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