September 3, 2006

Sometimes We Don't Have as Bad as We Think

Yesterday I was reminded of the saying, “I used to complain because I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet.”

Yesterday we made a trip to BJ’s for some Puffs Plus tissues. If you don’t have them in your area, they are like a Sam’s Club. A box of Puffs Plus tissue cost $2.49 in the grocery store. In BJ’s I buy eight for $11.97. That’s a considerable savings. I seem to have a congenital runny nose and go through tissue like crazy.

On the way, back we stopped at a roadside farmer’s market to buy some fresh fruit and sweet corn. While we were there, I noticed a pretty young girl, maybe 18 years old that was in a motorized wheel chair. The striking thing about her was she had no arms or legs. I have not idea how she controlled the wheel chair, but she seemed to have no problem with it.

My heart really went out to her. My guess is that she was born that way. I can’t think of any accident that would result in the severing of all of one’s limbs.

Someone loves her, in spite of her handicap, as she can probably do nothing for herself. She is completely dependent on other people.

It really saddened me.

Posted by The Vorlon at September 3, 2006 8:04 PM