(photo is next to Sentinel Bridge, one of my painting spots)
Two or three weeks ago at night, hubby started looking for his cell phone.
Nowhere to be found! When I gave him a message the next day no one picked up.
Then, I remembered that he couldn't find his phone the day before.
What a hassle! That meant having to buy a new cell phone.
Before I opened up my blog, I read a story of Mercurynews.com by Patty Fisher
about a year long pursuit finding the guy who hit and run Ashley Jackson with his BMW.
She had taken of a day from studying for her exams and went bike riding with her friends. Her friend, a biotech engineer, made out the model and make of the car.
Ashley was left with broken ribs and a brain injury.
Since they lived in a small town, her friends started digging, they sent out several thousand fliers. May 5, the police found this BMW sitting in the garage, with a busted mirror, as described. Ashley is very slowly recuperating.
Simple things like washing her hair is still a huge task, as her arm is still very weak. She is now able to open her left eye. What a determination!
This story tells about how fragile life is.
How plans to finish college can change in a minute and one is faced with relearning the most simple daily tasks.
Also, this story seemed to make the lost cell phone of hubby not even a blip on the screen of life! And... I was wrong in my skepticism that anyone would return the cell phone.
The second time I wanted to leave a message, the person who found the phone picked up, and they returned the phone to the store where they found it. It made me very happy that there are still honest people in Los Angeles!
Now I could see things even more in perspective, and like to cheer on all the Ashley's in the world who are determined to fight taking one step more every day toward "normal" daily living!