It took Piper and I an hour and a half to walk three blocks. It was a great three blocks, though. I had the time to move at her pace, which requires the following pauses:
1. Counting all public benches.
2. Sitting on all public benches to assess their comfiness (note: cement benches all feel the same).
3. Sitting on all public benches and letting the sun shine on your face at different angles (note: city buildings block the sunlight from some benches).
4. Choosing your favorite cherry blossom tree (note: cherry blossoms next to public benches with ample sunlight win).
5. Smelling all cherry blossoms (note: cherry blossoms don’t actually smell much, but you still need to smell every single one).
6. Touching, leaning against, exploring anything shiny.
7. Forgetting that you actually have a destination.
8. Realizing that Piper is ready for the poetry of Ani.