Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From the Window

I often think of that old saying, "The storm is always worse from the window."

That's so true!  The times I've been ill (frankly there haven't been many), I'm convinced that my wife Linda feels worse than I do. And vice versa.  I went through "labor" 3 times.

So, remember our "spouses" when adding to your prayer list.

I understand that Mitzi (Roper) is nursing her husband John these days. He hasn't been feeling well for several weeks.....and may be in the hospital getting checked out.

Haven't heard anything lately about our other classmates who are going through medical problems, but when I do.....I'll post them on the website.

Meanwhile, I'm sure you're all tired of hearing about our snow storms up here in the Washington, DC area, so this will be my last mention of it.  The three feet of the white stuff on my roof.....DIDN'T cause it to collapse.....although a lot of "flat roofs" (such as the Falls Church Fire Department) did.

My spirits were lifted yesterday when I saw this Hyacinth at the Giant Food Store. Just one whiff of this wonderful flower tells me that SPRING is almost here!  What a high that is!

I tried to take an "artsy" picture of the flower contrasted with what's left of the snow on my roof....but it didn't come off very well.....the garbage can...and the sagging gutter kinda spoiled it.

So much for art.


From Wickapedia: 

Myth associated with Hyacinth

"Hyacinth was a beautiful youth loved by both the god Apollo and the West Wind, Zephyr. Apollo and Hyacinth took turns at throwing the discus. Hyacinth ran to catch it to impress Apollo, but was struck by the discus as it fell to the ground, and died.[2] A twist in the tale makes the wind god Zephyrus responsible for the death of Hyacinth.[3] The youth's beauty caused a feud between Zephyrus and Apollo. Jealous that Hyacinth preferred the radiant archery god Apollo, Zephyrus blew Apollo's discus off course, so as to injure and kill Hyacinth. Apollo did not allow Hades to claim Hyacinth. Instead, Apollo made a flower, the hyacinth, from Hyacinth's spilled blood."

(Who would have known. Ain't the internet wonderful.  Speaking of Myths, has anyone seen Al Gore lately?  If you do, tell him to call his office.   -Ed)