Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Small moments

The Asian man kisses his wife as he hands over her laptop bag at the corner of Adams and Wacker.

A family of three prays before a meal at the Portillo’s on Ontario.

A beefy white man sits scribbling on a greeting card pressed against his steering wheel in the parking lot at Walgreens.
There’s a woman with dirty blond hair sitting ahead of me on the train. She’s looking for something to piss her off.

Someone farted earlier and she turned around and scowled at me. I didn’t do it. Honest.

Someone else’s phone is ringing for a second time and her neck is whipping back and down, searching for the culprit.

Oh, and now it’s ringing for a third time. She’s shaking her head and scowling. Again.
The thing is, I can be that blond angry woman a lot more than I'd care to admit.

We can choose to make our days about seeing everything that’s wrong or frustrating or ugly about our existence or we can see the small meaningful moments that make it all worthwhile.
A favor: Send a warm, comforty thought to Da today – he’s in for outpatient surgery to remove the bit of cancer that crept back into his bladder. He’s strong and doing all the right things (quit smoking cold turkey four months ago, working out a few times a week) so we’re sure he’ll be just fine. Thanks.
I am listening to: Killing the Blues from Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
I am reading: Nothing
And I am: Staying positive


LBB said...

Best wishes to your Dad.

wafelenbak said...

Yikes. Good wishes to Da.
You know, I can be that blond woman too sometimes. Although, when someone farts I am usually snickering about it. ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh the blessings just keep coming our way.As you mentioned Da had surgery again today, and all went well. We have no results yet, but we are hoping & praying for the best. I can be that blond more often than I would like to admit also, but after what we have gone through in the past 4 months, I notice that she isn't coming around much. Da & I are laughing more, and also having fun just being silly. By the way Da said to thank everyone for the thoughts & prayers. Love Mom

Susan's Snippets said...

Hedy -

Love, Love, Love...talkin about Love, Love, Love....great news about Da! I am so looking forward to Scrabble around the pool.

he is a jewel


hope your dad's doing well and the cancer hasn't gone anywhere else.

the thing on the train..isn't it a tad healthy to be that dirty blond broad every once in a while? Let out some steam? Clean out your angry gene? Like getting your period, you clean yourself out.

uh..well,..maybe it's not quite like that, but I think you understand what I'm trying to say.

Anyhow, Hope your dad is going well.