Friday, January 21, 2011

From Vero to the other side of the coin.

When the paint finally dried from touching up the world and the live radio interview was passed I began the days trek north and was approached by half a dozen folks before I left the parking lot. This was how the day went as I talked to nurses and pharmaceutical reps, business owners, women with their children, and many appreciative diabetics.

I had to chuckle to myself when a tall young man dressed to look cool tried to get far enough ahead of us to take a picture with his phone, but because he was wearing his pants down around his thighs he couldn't quite get the distance he needed. After I turned and shot a picture of him he got the message and pulled them up over his butt and got out in front. He still looked cool enough to walk the streets of Vero. ,

The progress up US1 was steady despite the television, newspaper, internet reporter and also Vero Beaches own Twitter sensation - Vero Chicky who took good care of us with a tasty Subway meal that was right on time.

A nice old woman brought a bag of dog food and apologized for it's size because she was so old it was as much as she could carry. One time I was thankful for old age as my backpack is heavy enough with the things I may need through the day. A private ambulance driver revived the World with a shot of air to keep the earth rolling and we even received a traffic flag from a road crew so I could wave cars over as I crossed a narrow bridge (I wish I had that one day sooner). I came to a fire station and had to decide whether to keep moving or stop for the day. So, I flipped a dime and, as chance would have it, we ventured on.

Within a few minutes a young man pulled off and as I rolled up he unwrapped a didgeridoo from a sheet and asked if he could play for us. I have been blessed on the side of the road by priests, pastors, Buddhist monks, families, and individuals who stopped for prayer. So a Rainbow Kid with an Australian wind instrument couldn't hurt. He blew a lively didg and circled the World as I spoke to an old woman who was as delighted as I for the experience.

Just as the sun set we made our way to a CVS store where the night manager agreed to watch the World while a woman I had met in the morning came and whisked us to the van thirteen miles south. When I returned I was approached by many people before I could roll the World over to the van. The day ended as it began, filled with happy conversation and interesting people.
What will today bring as I wonder, I wonder?

I see lightning! Maybe a day for rest.

1 comment:

Eye Floaters said...

Will all people survive by eating fruits and raw vegetables only . If yes, this is the absolute solution for global warming; no tilting of land, less raising of huge animals, more green fields, more forested mountains, clean rivers and creeks, no cooking, yet we'' ll have sufficient hydro resources, non desire for higher education, no concrete shelters, no fuel feed cars. Then we have a friednly fields, very high precipitation, very high rainfall, very clean air, the high pressure developed in the open ocean wont enter any island and it cant even develop more high intensity. If we cant do it for all then at least majority be eating fruits and veg only to satisfy this earth need. when are we going to start, when we cant resist the high wind velocity. There must be a global forum to promote this program initiated by oil developng country that could manage forestation. Oil rich country still raise even animals rather than fruits though they have funds. How about countries which are still green, much easier right.