Steve took the day off today to take the Mercury in and get right with the Oregon DMV. The heart of this Alaskan was sad. However, I can put the Alaskan plates up on the wall in the little house with some of the other ones I have!
As we drove thru Pendleton, I became aware of something startling. It shouldn't have been, but it was. People don't look. One car almost backed out in front of us, another lady, animatedly using her cell phone, flew past as we waited to merge into traffic, and different folks walking by proceeded to not see anything other than the papers or technology in hand. Many people DO notice this bright blue and white with chrome car and it is fun to respond to their joy in glimpsing something different. Yet, those who don't, I felt sorry for. People who are so wrapped up in their own lives they can't see anything else, those people exist in an isolated world. I understand they may have been in a hurry, they may have been distracted by good news, or they might have been learning about something bad. It doesn't excuse them. Flowers bloom, raindrops make rainbows on dirty earth, and wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings deserve to be discovered and marked as special things.
I'm glad we can count up all these good things and I'm glad for the lesson learned on Steve's day off. Now, am going to make pizza dough and hope it turns out as well as it did the other day when I made cheesy bread sticks!