Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Early risers, good news and I wish you enough

- The rapid transit train rail runs beside I-85 South for a bit and then curves away. This morning a train full of early risers is right beside me for a moment before disappearing down a hill.

- My young friend who was in a terrible accident last week has been slow to recover, remaining semi-conscious and not speaking, but good news from an email: "...he washed his hands, crushed up the paper towel, and tossed it into the garbage like a basketball."

- My parent's next door neighbor, probably the kindest woman who ever lived, emails "forwards" and I do not have the heart to tell her I usually do not read them. But the subject line made me read one today, "I wish you enough." It is long, about a woman telling about the tradition in her family of saying "I wish you enough" to each other. The essential message is: 'When we said , 'I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.'

4 comments:

Jannie said...

Did you and the train people wave to each other?

Sounds like he is going to be fine. Hopefully?

Lynn said...

They couldn't see me since it was dark - about 6:45am, but all lit up inside the train. That happens every now and then - that the train is right alongside for a moment. And it is surprisingly full!

We have been told that Matthew will be fine, whatever fine turns out to be. He did speak to his mother when she helped turn him over in bed and then in this morning told them the school he goes to. So we are keeping our fingers crossed. He is a great kid and very musically gifted - planning to go to Florida State University as a music major in the fall...

Whitney said...

I've heard about Matt and have been praying for him and his parents. Would you keep me posted on what you hear? It's hard to stay informed this far away. Thank you!

Lynn said...

Hi Whitney - I will forward the last couple of emails to you. I think I have the correct email for you - it is a hotmail address, right?