Beate Sigriddaughter, www.sigriddaughter.com, lives and writes in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.
The man at the traffic light trips you and you fall on the ground. He bends over you, unfolds a pocket knife, shows you the miniscule blade, grins, and stretches out his hand to help you up. In disbelief you take his hand and get up. He walks away.