Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Home Alone

   Driving home from work...I'll be home alone tonight... #1 son is cross-country skiing in Colorado... I hope they don't have an avalanche...the weaver is staying with her mother... on her drive home tomorrow she'll be coming in on 10 at rush hour...hmmm...this traffic is strange today...it shouldn't be this backed up...oh, oh, a news chopper overhead...I'll switch on the news radio channel..."...and traffic is being diverted, highway 10 is closed between Thurston and Sunfish Lake boulevard..."that's by the Perkins!..son #2 goes there at this time of day...emergency light flashing at Main and Ferry St...I can take a right turn here and get home...pulling up in the driveway...#2 son's car is gone...better turn on the news..."a building explosion in Ramsey has killed two and workers are still looking for a third"...It's not the boy...what's on the national news?.."Deaths from the tsunami have reached 60,000, may climb much higher..."

   No matter what disaster you can imagine, it's worse someplace else. I could use a little more perspective, I guess. Still, it's only natural to worry about your family. This must be one of those "joys of parenthood" that you sometimes hear people speaking of.

By Professor Batty



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