October 26, 2008

Bad weeks

Bad weeks in some perspective.

I had a slightly bad week in that I found out that the department had to cancel one of my sections. I felt a bit discouraged.

But then I got home and spoke to SOF. On her way into work, she passed a worker on a cherry picker. She made eye contact with the man as he seemed to be concerned about her coming too close to the machine. Seconds later, she heard the cherry picker fall where she had been, but more importantly that worker was killed.

On Wednesday, I met a friend and asked how he was doing, only to hear that a person he grew up with had recently killed someone.

Today, we walked the dogs and met a man we have talked with numerous times over the years as he has walked his dog. He knows the names of our dogs and has been wonderful to talk to over this time. Today, we learned that his wife passed away last month. We cried on the sidewalk together.

Perspective.

3 comments:

ANewAnglican@gmail.com said...

Wow. This, in its stark simplicity, is one of the most moving posts I've ever read on Streak's Blog. Perspective, indeed.

JoeG said...

Wow. I'm going to ditto the comments above. Makes what seems like a bad morning look like heaven just to be alive. Life is what you make of it.

leighton said...

LeChaim.