I like to walk around Discovery Park when I want to get away from downtown Seattle, but not too far away. And lo, what a paradise it is. There is a 3-mile loop through forest and golden fields. On the rocky north shore, I have seen dolphins and sea lions near the backdrop of a lighthouse and pungent waste treatment plant. On the sandy south shore, there is a view of the Olympics.
On one occasion, J was walking a few paces ahead of me. A cyclist coming from the opposite direction fell off his bike, crashing hard into the pavement, right in front of J. His arm and hand bled profusely. J offered his assistance.
When the cyclist was on his way again, I remarked to J, “You’re so handsome, I would have fallen off my bike too.”