When the world talks

I was waiting at the train station today, a little lost in thought as I often am. A couple women walked by chatting. One of them said something about buying tickets to a concert—or maybe it was a ballgame, I didn’t hear. 


I suddenly realized I had almost forgotten to buy a ticket to get on the train. A fine of $300 awaited me if I got on without a ticket. I rushed over and bought one just before the train arrived. 

I’m not sure I would have remembered if the woman walking by hadn’t said what she did. 

Sometimes the world talks to us. It helps when we listen.