Saturday, May 03, 2008

near collisions...

I've credited my driving, which is usually the speed limit and sometimes slower, to what saved our lives today. I drive very reasonably and today was another example of, thank God, that driving. As I was heading down 13th Ave and this woman pulls out right in front of me! I think she was trying to go in reverse (I hope) but went forward instead. It was almost like a weird suicide attempt on her part...VERY scary. Nobody was hurt but when I pushed on the breaks, I think my body was totally tense and I pulled a muscle. I feel the pain now.

I've had near misses like this...a dog running out in front of me, a cat...all safe because I drove slowly. I'm sure there will come a time, when I might be driving slowly and something happens. But for now, I believe taking things easy, is the best way to go.

As for the museum, I'm focusing my energy on what needs to be accomplished/goals of the museum and so forth. I have a very good feeling about the meeting we had with a local theater arts and supporter of the arts, Tom Sweitzer. It's amazing how paths cross and where it leads you. I'm still amazed to be apart of this museum group, really. All I can do is hope, but in that hope is the realization there are things we can do because we all care about making a place for kids to imagine and create. So, even with a few snags along the way, I feel things will be fine as long as we give it our best.

We just had an amazing rain storm; thunder, lightening and full pouring down rain. I'm starting to love these storms. I did feel a little sorry for some of the very small cars out on the road...the potholes are terrible and fill up to 12 feet in length and 8 feet wide! Good grief...I'm surprised we didn't float across.

The lilac looks a few shades brighter in purples against the darkened green leaves. They seem to glow in the dusky light...I can almost see the fireflies coming out. Oh, Spring is too fleeting but the joys of summer...who can resist? Even humidity is bearable after trudging through snow, ice and the very nose on your face feels as though it's detached somehow. Yes, humidity is not quite so bad as long as it promises a rain shower to cool the heavy air. I think I'm starting to enjoy being an Easterner...

1 comment:

Carolee said...

So glad you're all safe, Emily! Scary....

Carolee

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