Mrs. Got-Rocks on Riches

I’d like to take you back to yesterday, and a chore that I volunteered for, that of pressuring washing the Bobcat tracks off the driveway. First of all, is it me, or is “Bobcat tracks” kind of cute? Maybe it just sounds cute in my head… with the other voices. (rat-ta-tat)

But the thing of it is, how could pressure washing the driveway and sidewalk on the first real Spring day in Colorado, with birds singing, flowers budding and wind-chime deeply toning, possibly be considered anything but a gift.

And then, today, I HAD to go out with my son in his little red Audi, with the top down, on another spectacular day. There were errands to run, but we took back roads so he could run through all six gears. The Meadowlarks are so eager to make new life you could hear them while going 50! One of the errands was to pick up a little MG he had stored until he found a buyer, and bring it home. This meant I got to drive the Audi the 10 miles home, over country roads, mostly — and facing the snow-capped Rockies most of the way — and got to take it through all six gears…

Every day, a gift. A gift everyday.

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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