Today I walked up a stretch of road I normally avoid. I always thought it was devoid of interest, run-down, bordering on sketchy, and just sort of depressing. Well, the joke was on me. First I noticed a little plaque on the side of a building:

It stopped me in tracks and made me laugh.

This quote, which on first glance appears to be a zen-like statement expounding on the wisdom of observance, is actually attributed to Yogi Berra, the Major League catcher famous for his malapropisms. Nonsensical though it may be, it goaded me into paying more attention.

So next I saw this:

And this:

And then this:

Lessons learned, street, lessons learned.

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.”–the wisdom of Yogi Berra