Two Friends

Two friends … I want to pay tribute to two friends.  Through cold, through thick, through mud, through projects like building the treehouse … I figured a picture would be good.

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My two friends. Right boot; left boot.

Been thinking about folks in Oklahoma as of lately.  Last night my son and I walked back into our home at around 9pm, after an order to evacuate came during the afternoon.  There was the Bluebell fire that burned about 4 acres, which was a lot considering that there are homes all around where the fire was.  So, yeah, I now have an understanding, to some degree, of what its like to be told to evacuate, not knowing for sure if I would see our house again. Get the dogs, and pictures, and papers, and some clothes.

I did some thinking

The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris
The Thinking Man sculpture at Musée Rodin in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  I thought of the survivors in Oklahoma. Some of those folks have been through some hell.  I also thought about thankfulness.    Yeah, I am.  I am thankful.  And does this have to do with my two friends I mentioned? Just that you find yourself thinking of friends who go through strange, disruptive things: friends who help each other out.  Friends who walk with each other … like a good pair of boots, usually one left and one right.  Winston Churchill once said “If you are going through hell, keep going.”

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One thought on “Two Friends

  1. So, so, SO GLAD that you did not lose your home. I cannot imagine the shear hell you and your family went through. I hope that the worst is over for you and your neighbors.

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