Perpendicular

They say that if there is a hit our for you, you’re supposed to avoid routine, take different routes to work, never shop in the same place twice, move often. I walk a different route to work each day along the same street. Euclid has been undergoing infrastructure surgery for quite some time. When morning comes I wonder which sidewalk will be closed, which homeless man will be displaced from his corner and which storefront is going to be a bit more torporous. Currently some pipes that were worked on less than a month ago are being excavated from sidewalk that was laid last week. This seems to be standard procedure. Whatever seems pristine must be hiding something. This seems strange in a world where straight is the only direction it is possible to travel. Later, my boss and I were almost crushed by a semi that cruised through an old red light.