Saturday, March 19, 2011
1917 - 2011
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch
until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sun and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!
Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the places of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
'There she goes! ' ,
there are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout :
'Here she comes!'
by Henry Van Dyke
Until we meet again.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I am not thrilled to admit that I have been in MANY car accidents since getting my license. I have to say, though, that MOST of them were not my fault.
Well.... I added to my streak. (I'm ok and no one else was hurt)
I decided to run to the store to get some things I needed for dinner. I parked my car next to one of those cart corralls and after turning off the engine, started playing on my phone. Out of nowhere, I am jerked violently in my car while hearing a loud sound.
I GOT IN AN ACCIDENT WHILE PARKED!!!! This is the second time since we bought our car that I have gotten hit and I wasn't even moving.
Apparently, this particular accident happened because this lady lost control of her truck and it hit the cart corrall, which then in turn hit our car.
I used to think that my car was the bulls eye, but no matter what car I drive, I attract accidents.
I have included some pictures for your viewing pleasure.