"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Monday, April 14, 2008

Invisible already?

You know what I said about 'sliding gradually into invisibility' on my blog header? I must admit, I really didn't expect that invisibility to extend to Keith!
Today, I walked back from my counselling place, as usual. I crossed the road not far from our house and noticed a dark Range Rover approaching. As it got closer, I saw the man himself at the wheel.
"Ah, now I'll get a lift for the last few hundred yards," I thought happily, as I prepared for said Range Rover to pull up beside me.
But no, although there was no visible sign of a white stick propped up beside him, the driver of said vehicle drove on regardless, completely oblivious to my presence.
He wasn't, however, when I arrived home, hard on his heels.
"Sorry," he said, "I didn't see you."
Which was completely the wrong thing to say... He knows that now!


6 comments:

  1. He must have had something on his mind, I'm sure no slight was intended.

    I like your new bannerhead, and that quote perfectly matches the way I think too. It's a lovely woodland picture, wish I had my walking boots on and was walking down it.

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  2. LOL! I'm laughing, but in a distinctly embarrassed way. I'M usually the one who drives or walks right past husband, children, mother - everyone. And I don't remember where I put my white cane, either. Forget me own head next ...

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  3. LOL! I'm laughing, but in a distinctly embarrassed way. I'M usually the one who drives or walks right past husband, children, mother - everyone. And I don't remember where I put my white cane, either. Forget me own head next ...

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  4. The elipsis in your last line seems to hide a sense of frightening torture. Leave poor Keith alone! He was probably listening to Radio Taffy and besides retired ladies need plenty of exercise...just like a French poodle!

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  5. Not remembering where you put your white cane is just having a 'senior moment' Jay. ;)

    Ellee, the little spot is behind our house - we are very lucky.

    YP, yes, you are right, torture is on the menu, but I am still deciding what form it will take...

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  6. I mut say I'm guilty of not seeing my loved ones when driving along. My sons have said many times I have driven straight passed them even though they were waving frantically at me.

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