One of the pluses about being retired is that you have more time to do the things you want instead of being permanently tied to the day job. However I have noticed that since retiring I have spent a lot more time at health facilities sorting out (fingers crossed) minor ailments. I have come to the conclusion that this is the universe reminding me that ‘nothing’s perfect’.
Anyway, this morning I headed off to the local hospital to see the physio which brought about some pleasant discoveries and proved to me that you should approach every outing however mundane with curiosity .
I got the bus to the hospital (bus passes are a wonderful thing) and was heading from the bus stop to the main entrance past a flowerbed when I noticed a woman taking a photo. I stopped to see what she had spotted and saw that the flowerbed contained a very beautiful and unusual lily. She was trying to get closer to the plant by leaning over the palings and then spotted that there was in fact a way in. I turned back towards the hospital entrance and then thought ‘what the heck’ (I was early as usual) and joined her. We took pictures together for a few minutes and had a conversation about photography.