I went for a walk today to work through some things. And as I was walking and praying, and being generally self consumed, I heard giggling behind me. I abruptly turned around and there were three little girls following me a few paces behind. I stopped, wiped the concentrated humorless look from my face and asked them “what are you all doing?”
The eldest one replied, “we are exercising”.
I laughed, and continued to walk onwards, asking them questions like, “do you like exercising?” they all giggled and answered enthusiastically, “yes!”. I probably could have asked them if they liked getting attacked by feral goats and got the same answer. Nevertheless, we ended up walking a block together, them trailing behind hysterically giggling.
I came home and told my roommate, “I felt like the Pied Piper just now.”