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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Some things I notice while in my wheel chair

I notice cross walk buttons--are they low enough for me to reach? Is the curb too close to safely get into

I find free samples in low places--the upright shoppers don't notice them--more for me.

I always stop at every flower display I can find. I'm sitting in a comfy chair so can take time to marvel at their beauty.

Roots--I now notice them for 2 reasons. One, I have to be careful not to drive over them and second, they are closer to me. I often stop alongside these twisting, gnarly sidewalk creatures to let people pass by. The bark, moss, formation, color--it's all about survival, which I understand well.

Ahh, the magic button. It still amazes me how few there are.

Pretty things on the lowest tier. How much we miss scurrying by in an upright position.

Parking metres are at eye level. Perhaps I will become the street "Good Samaritan" by popping a quarter into all those expired metres.

The street flags are wonderful--a little perk from our tax accounts. In a sitting position I look skyward while waiting for the walk signal.

And so you see--there are benefits from being chair bound.

1 comment:

Alice said...

i love those reindeer! so pretty! and whoever heard of paying a parking meter by phone?!? that's strange