When we got there, we found out there was no accident - but the four way street lights were out completely...no blinking red, nothing. They just weren't working. Now you take a busy intersection, in a city that most people consider full of terrible drivers, and you shut the four way stop light OFF on it, and most people would automatically consider it a recipe for a major accident happening.
Nope, no accident.
But without the aid of police directing traffic, my fellow LA'ers treated it like a stop sign and went on about their business like it was no big deal. I was impressed though - that a large group of people worked together to make everyone safe. It might seem little to you, and to the average driver on that street this morning, it probably was little. But I saw it as LA traffic in it's most true sense.
And it struck me, right then, that a collective group of people, total strangers, not even seeing each other's faces for the most part, but doing their part to each take it upon themselves to work through a situation on their own and create something better.
Take what you will from it, but I found it heartening.
Good Morning, LA!