Thursday, May 25, 2006

Why I Almost Missed Vespers Last Night

For the past 4 years I have played the piano for the local Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center's worship services that are held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. On Wednesday evenings I have roughly 1.5 hours between the close of work and the start of Vespers. Since it doesn't take very long to eat supper, I fill my time in a variety of ways. Last night, I took my camera to the park.

The first interesting character I met was rooting through a garbage can in the parking lot. He paused long enough to pose for a couple of photos before diving back into the can.

I proceeded from the parking lot to the ponds, where I came across the same duck family that I encountered a couple of nights ago. This time, I approached more stealthily and avoided frightening anyone. I spent quite a bit of time with them.

When I finally looked at my watch, I realized that I only had about 15 minutes left before the commencement of Vespers. Since I had to walk 1/2 mile or so, I was determined that I would not be deterred from making a hasty exit from the park. As you can see from the evidence below, my determination was short-lived.

I got back to the center, stashed my camera and dashed to the piano just in the nick of time.

P.S. - I will post in a larger font from now on, as I have been advised that some readers have difficulty reading the smaller type against the black background.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

It's wonderful that you can get so lost in nature like that and forget the world around you. Somethings you just need to make sure that you enjoy in the moment.