A perfect afternoon

 I picked a perfect afternoon to visit the horse rescue where my daughter, Mary Elizabeth, volunteers.

Even though it was January, it was sunny and the temperature climbed to 65. I walked slowly, deliberately, encumbered by my borrowed mud boots, which were just a bit too big, around the ranch, stopping to admire the patience of my daughter as she trained several horses. I brushed and brushed Mr. Dillon, an ancient horse, who will be fed and treated kindly at the rescue until he dies.

Even the irritating braying of a donkey didn’t dispel the peace of the perfect afternoon.

However, after we left the horse rescue in search of dinner, Mary Elizabeth attempted to turn across two lanes of traffic into a restaurant parking lot. Suddenly, our car jumped into the air as it was hit by a big, black truck.

Bad news. The insurance company decided that our elderly car, which we had planned to drive a year or two more, wasn’t worth repairing, and the measly amount of money that we’ll get for the car won’t pay for another automobile.

So here’s a question for philosophers. Was it a perfect afternoon? Or, was it a lousy day? Let me know what you think. I’ll attempt to answer my own question in our next blog post.


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6 Responses to “A perfect afternoon”

  1. Mary Hunter January 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    It was a fun afternoon!

    Thanks for coming to the rescue with me. Dillon sure enjoyed the brushing and the attention.

    But, it really was too bad about the poor expedition. It was a good car for many years.


    • Resolute_Woman February 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      Mary Elizabeth–
      It was a perfect afternoon–and an accident at the end of the day didn\’t spoil the perfect afternoon–although I am glad no one asked me if it was a perfect afternoon when we were returning to Dallas in the tow truck!

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