Monday, January 16, 2012

this morning on my way to work. . .

The weather is beautiful here in Portugal.  The climate is temperate and the 2 times that there have been snow flurries here in Lisbon in the last 50 years were considered major events and still talked about today - hahahaaha.  For months now we have had sunny skies and beautiful afternoons.  The nights dip down and you really need a comforter but overall we are blessed.  Except, that we need more rain. . .

We had showers Saturday and Sunday nights, wee into the early hours of the morning.  How accommodating is that of Mother Nature? 

On my ride to school this morning I experienced a mishap that shook me. Last night it rained and the roads were slick. I was braking in a curve in a round-about when the brakes locked and I lost control of my car.  Suddenly nature was in control and I sat helplessly as my car skidded into the outside lane.  I wondered if I would hit the white car in the outside lane and thought about how much trouble that would cause.  I hoped for the best.  Luck was on my side and I missed hitting the white car by a nanosecond and no one hit me. Amazing! I experienced an adrenaline rush and my heart was beating fast and I felt shaky. My car stalled and as I hurried to start it again and get out of the line of traffic someone started blowing his/her horn at me.  This would have played out like a reality TV show for the people in the cars behind me.  They would have seen the near miss.  But instead of empathy, I got someone who blew his/her horn insistently at me. 

The human race still needs a lot of work.

Just another example of how the world is not a better place. . .

1 comment:

catherine said...

I am VERY glad that they missed you and you only got The Horn up The Clacker.