Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Bus Trip from Central Park

 
Tuesday 23 September 2008
 
Yesterday I made a bus trip - my second with Central Park - and I must admit, approaching it with a mild degree of excitement......  Would many take  part?  Realising that relatively little time is  actually available - a mere 120 minutes......how can they possibly decide on destination decisions?  Do folk tend  to "dress-up" a little?  Maybe wear something a little different from the usual choice of basic jeans dress, skirt, jumper etc?
 
I guess whatever the good Lord above turns on is a great determiner on that particular decision because we do tend to be greatly guided how even the day`s appearance is so important.......After writing these few lines I subconsciously glanced up to view a rapidly-darkening sky studded here and there with flashes of sable-furred silver  lightning.  It was accenting those tremendously gentle swaying and crackling creaking sturdy ti-tree limbs  lovingly-planted some 80 -100 years ago to soften the awkward asphalt on which young kids will no doubt trip or fall.   How old would some of them be now I wonder.....no longer be taking steps on this 2008`s soil .... this soil which is already terror-stricken in today's tempestuous world.
 
Just then I grabbed a glimpse of the lurid lightning, and as I looked up into the sky I saw one of the other bus passengers, a young Muslim teenager adjusting the neckline of her headscarf.  She flashed me a magnificent fervent smile and when I queried the rapid change of her expression she said everytime she looked at me I was displaying a most happy look........
 
It then hit me like a flash - the power we can all pass on - so simply - so easily to so many with such a minimum of effort......and how such a tiny showing of individually - enviromentally goodness could actually alter natural attitudes......wow!
 
 
Harry Greenberg
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Emall: boba.zayda@optusnet.com.au
Blog site: zaydasrandomreflections.blogspot.com

3 comments:

Flexibible said...

Dear Dad,
What an absolutely magnificent article. It really touched my heart. Wonderful!

Keep it up,
Love Lilkie

(written by Felix, Dictated by Lee)
Love from Felix also!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to have "Zayda" back at what he does best!!
Keep up the writing Big Brother!!
Love
Little Brother Kenn.

Rueben said...

Beautiful!