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Fairweather LIFTs

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

On a sunny warm day it is easy to offer someone a lift.

There is the pedestrian walking down the road going the same way as you. So you roll down the window and ask, “Would you like a LIFT?”

At this time of the year it is often different.

The rain is pelting down, and in front of you your windshield wipers are waving back and forth.

There is the pedestrian — under a big dripping umbrella, or just with her/his collar turned up and shoulders hunched to keep in the warmth and keep out some of the wet.

If you roll down your window the wind will blow a few drops into your comfy car. You might have to call out to be heard above the fury of the weather. And if you invite that pedestrian in, you will have a damp seat. Yes, the invitation will be more awkward.

But it will also be sincerely appreciated.

We are being watched from Gabriola

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The article is called:

Come on Gabriola, take a leaf from Bowen’s book

And appeared in island blog on Sep 21. Click the title (above) to read it.