Monday, 23 July 2012

Ode to traffic lights

My dear reader,

have you ever wondered whether you appreciate the little things in life? Take traffic lights. They shine for us, they even change their colour twice (or even three times) within a few minutes, just to please us - isn't that service?!

They look out for us, but what do we do? We ignore them. Cold-heartedly we walk past them. We look at them dismissingly without ever feeling guilty. We don't spare them a second glance.

But they were built to protect us. Do we feel so indestructible that we can renounce them?

Remember: Traffic lights do have feelings!

So the next time you stand there in the pole position, your whole body leaning towards the other side of the road, your mind already five streets away - relax, take a deep breath and think of the things that might go through the traffic light's bright little head.
Don't ignore it.
Smile, and say thank you.

Then the world will be a better place.

1 comment:

  1. Well, now I know why you never ran across the street with me when it wasn't our light :)


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