Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

in praise of going easy on life

We watched a wonderful documentary tonight on PBS in which the film-maker retraced the steps and ideas of a well-known Texas naturalist. The visuals included so many familiar landscapes and birds. We ate sauteed chicken with vidalia onions.

Today on my way to court, I stopped at Shell station for gas. A woman, perhaps 30, drove up with a new Volkswagen Jetta. I could see her temporary license, indicating a recent purchase. After we each had gassed up our cars, we both pulled out about the same time, me in my aged and well-driven Sonata, she just ahead in her brand new Jetta.

When she put her left arm outside of her window, to flick the ashes off a cigarette, my first thought was to wonder at her thereby ruining the new car-ness of a new Jetta. Then I caught hold of myself, and realized that the best thing about one's new car is that it is one's mobile castle. She's just trying to live her life--and who am I to judge? My Sonata is anything but pristine. So many people try to live life harmlessly, and we all need a break sometimes.
Subscribe

  • novella unlocked

    I worked a solid day on Thursday. Friday involves more to do. I finished reading Dan Koboldt's book "Domesticating Dragons,", a…

  • webserver chess

    I worked a bit late tonight. I have a lot to do, which is a good thing. At lunch, I did get a quick walk in at Bradfield Park. The weather was warm,…

  • The Three Amigos

    A week ago we shivered. Today the weather turned warm. Sadly,though, I heard from people who experienced damage and the radio told of people in line…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments