A fox, galloping down a suburban sidewalk
Recurring thoughts about a faded celebrity, followed by that celebrity's death
A wadded-up paper, shot at the office wastebasket, that hangs on the rim -- forever
A vanity plate that answers a question that's been rattling around in your mind
Running into a person you've been avoiding
A staring contest with a chipmunk that lives under your stoop
A normally independent pet that suddenly follows you everywhere
A cogent statement, made by someone with whom you profoundly disagree, that -- like it or not -- makes profound sense.