Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Octane Booster

As we drove aimlessly around downtown Charleston in a light rain we wondered how things had gone so very wrong in every way and getting worse by the hour. It was that kind of overcast day during which the sun is not seen so time stands still. The combined effects of weather and events drew us slowly into the blue funk of despair. The real danger of such times is that you don't truly feel sorry for others, but for yourself. That's a can of Drano for the soul.

Everything runs together under these circumstances. Clearly events were controlling us rather than the other way around. The pointlessness of passing shop after shop which we were not going to enter, from which we would purchase nothing was numbing. Suddenly we came upon the two folks you see in the photo above. That put the sunshine back in our day, boosted our octane and made us again happy to be alive.


Blogger Chrysis said...

I love your blog!! Please keep it up.... your commentary is uplifting and thoughtful, and I love being able to see many places that I have been though someone else's eyes.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We enjoy knowing the thoughts of those who read out posts.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous joan said...

St. Nick looks like he might be considering a sleigh trade in.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

That he does and we're tempted. However, we need to know what those Reindeer eat, how much and how often. Now that gas is going down we are a bit equivocal. Many thanks for Walking our Way.

1:27 PM  

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