Just a thought… The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want. [F. Scott Fitzgerald]
Welcome to a brand new month. Thanksgiving, colourful leaves, Halloween decorations and pumpkin everything! That’s what October means to me.
It was a terrific visit with my dad and sister and I’ll share a few stories with you here tomorrow. But today I just had to tell you the funniest thing that happened to us on Friday.
We were on our way back from downtown Victoria, having picked up my sister Leslie after her visit with an Ontario friend who has also relocated to BC. As we made our way up a six-lane street, I looked over and noticed a pick-up truck to our left.
I know it’s a small world, but it’s an even smaller island. In Victoria, with its greater area population of over 300,000, we pulled up next to the truck owned by the guy about whom I wrote here on Friday. The clever guy with the stove ad – remember him? (Just follow the Friday link if you want to read what I’m talking about – a hilarious buy-and-sell site post that I just had to share with you here.)
Yes, that same stove was still on his truck. I was hoping it was being delivered, but I saw on the ad site just yesterday that it was still for sale.
Like some teen at a K-Pop show, I shrieked when I saw the truck (my sister, who thought I’d lost my mind, will attest to this) and said, “Rob – it’s the stove guy! It’s him!” He was pretty incredulous, too, and then I had to explain to Dad and Les why we were all excited about a pickup truck with a stove in it.
It’s weird, I know, but I couldn’t help it when the very guy whose writing I’d admired was right there next to me on the road. Clearly, I either need to get out more or stay home where I can’t harm anybody!
Have a gentle day and here’s to the little things. Sometimes they’re all it takes.