He was on the street corner as I pulled into the Goodwill thrift store ... a dirty, disheveled, homeless-looking man, his long stringy hair pulled back into a ponytail. He was holding a sign, which I couldn't read.
But his smile was beautiful.
I forgot about him as I began to uncover hidden treasures within the store.
When I came out some time later, the man was gone ... his sign tossed into the bushes near where he had been standing ...
I wonder what happened to him. Maybe "big brother" finally showed up?
I've decided to link this to the "Signs Signs" meme over at Lesley's "Signs, Signs" blog.
My niece Tiffi was looking out the window. "Look! A deer!" she said. Sure enough, there was a young deer ... wading in Grampa's pond. I grabbed my camera and took some pictures through the window. We watched for a while, then ... another deer off to the side! The mom! And then more movement ... another young deer heading toward the woods behind the house. What a treat to see this precious family - a single mother with twins. They left shortly after, meandering back into the woods.
When I went to check my pictures, I found they were all blurry - and I remembered how much my old camera hates through-the-glass pictures.
But I like the effect of this one. It almost looks like a painting.
My heart is broken for the people of Japan. I am at a loss for words to describe the devastation that I feel. Because we are all one world. One people. What affects someone on the other side of the world from me ... Affects me. Affects all of us. We need to remember that. Even if all we can do is pray ... And cry as we wait. And wait. For news from our brothers and sisters. One People ... One World.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be near the ocean. Unfortunately dreams don't always translate into reality. At least I now live near the woods of my childhood, where I can take long peaceful walks and remember the fun we had growing up.
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