I drove down to Milton Keynes Shopping Centre earlier today for a meeting with Waterstones about my new books.
I hadn’t realised that the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile was taking place in the City Centre. This led to some closed roads and the need to do a bit of meandering to get a parking spot.
Having parked my car I walked towards the shops only to get caught trying to cross the road by some of the event’s participants running along the road.
Being that it was such a lovely afternoon and I had plenty of time on my hands, I stood relaxed waiting for the participants to pass by, listening to the beating of the African drums being played by the side of the road as it did so.
As I stood watching it was fascinating to see the diversity of the participants from those in costumes to the other participants of different ages – parents with children and people just going along by themselves. There were those that were running and also those just walking along. There was even a lady with a pushchair.
All of them were just walking towards a destination at their own individual paces. As they finally all passed by and I crossed the road, I found myself thinking – as we all go in the new week, let’s keep on moving by whatever means necessary, regardless of whatever odds we may encounter.
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