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  • It's very easy in a big City to run from train to office to sandwich shop to coffee shop to office to computer back to the train station and home without taking our eyes off the ground.

    A very strange thing happened as I scurried through central London, just before dusk. I was looking at the pair of feet in front of me walking at quite a pace, a pace that I was almost keeping up with. I then tripped on the cobbles at Covent Garden, and as I caught myself from falling I looked up. There it was. A whole raft of twinkling lights against a blue, blue winter sky. I was literally dumb-struck. Slowly my mind switched off from what was going on inside my head ('need to iron a shirt, need to pick up milk, must call home') to what was going on right next to me.
    The melodic sounds of the brass band playing 'Away in a manger' filled my ears and quietened down my chattering mind.

    There, amongst the bustle of the busiest street in London, I was lost for words and my mind was lost for something to worry about.


    So, next time you are running from train station to office to sandwich shop to coffee shop to office to computer and back again, look up. Because you never know what is right in front of you.


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