Everyday schoolday I cycle to school with my children crossing a busy road. Today the traffic lights weren't working and the cars passed fast by in a steady stream. I just wanted to safely cross the road. The morning rush hour in front of me and finally after some time there was enough room so we could continue our journey.
When I went back I saw a police officer on the crossing. His motor with lights on behind him and he stood there vulnerable but strong on this busy road, guiding the traffic with his body and arm signals. I waited until I was allowed to pass. The tears streaming down my cheeks.