Monday, July 12, 2010
Isn't this a pretty picture? This is at George Bush Park on the west side of Houston, just after an impressive thunderstorm had passed overhead. After I took this picture, I decided to follow that path over the hill, to see where it went. But first I had to put my purse in my trunk. I popped the trunk, got out of the car with my purse, locked and shut the doors....
....and then realized that my keys were still in the ignition. *sigh*
George Bush Park is almost an hour's drive from my house. I had to borrow a vehicle (thankfully, this was an option), get the boys, drive home to get my spare key, drive back to get my car, and then (finally) drive home again.
I firmly believe that all things happen for a reason. As I drove (and drove, and drove), I wondered why it was that I must make such a foolish mistake, and drive an extra two hours, on that particular Tuesday. Of course, the obvious answer is, "to learn not to be so absent-minded," but how, exactly? The only thing I could think to tell myself was "remember to remember things," which, let's face it, isn't particularly helpful.
Well, perhaps there's a profound lesson hiding somewhere in my experience last Tuesday. Or perhaps I was just meant to hear the spectacular performance of Handel's Messiah that was playing on the radio late that night. :) You know, Elijah was sound asleep in his carseat as The Messiah was playing, but the next day I heard him singing to himself, "For the Lord God omni-potent reign-eth, forever, forever..."
I am happy to have rediscovered this piece, definitely one of my favorites. If the 80's hairdos are hurting your eyes, you could try watching this performance instead:
I would have posted it here, but the "embed" option is disabled.