June 19, 2012
The forward momentum in the bus tugged at me as I pushed forward and collapsed into one of the nearest window seats. The air conditioning was loud, not unlike a walk in. A sudden stop at the campus transit center brought in a rush of more passengers, along with the subsequent beep of each of the student's bus passes. I needed a moment, so got off, figuring I could catch a later bus. I walked half a mile with a Buddhist magazine in tow, my unbuttoned shirt billowing in the hot breeze, until I was ready to continue my routine.