I was driving through rush hour traffic in Boston yesterday evening, and 2 Canadian geese decided they would attempt to cross a 4 lane highway. The geese, standing dignified, straddled the double yellow lines. As they wavered back and forth, hesitating about which way to move — retreat or plow ahead — a daring young woman left her vehicle. She trotted into the street, dodging oncoming cars, to encourage the geese to continue forward. Despite the stereotype in Massachusetts, Boston drivers came through this evening to make way for Canadian geese and a courageous woman. And I was rewarded with a moment of being absolutely present during my evening rush hour drive.