It happened again. This time in Food Lion.
I was standing at the checkout, when a loud crash startled everyone.
I held myself in place. Fighting the instinct to run
toward the sound.
It was NOT Rose falling. She was standing beside me.
This was NOT an emergency.
No 911 call for the dropped watermelons.
No blood on the floor, only red juice.
No need to run toward this crash.
She is safe by your side.
Stand still. Breathe.