In the Natick Mall in a panic trying to find my way out of that nightmarish maze, while rounding a corner, a little girl, 4 or 5, with middle-aged woman walks directly in my path. The little girl didn't even try to veer to one side or the other. The thought that she didn't have the right of way never occurred to her. I had to make a very wide arc just to get around her. She looked at me. Not with any emotion, just observing. She was cute as fucking hell. I smiled. She brought me the only happiness of the entire day.