Toritoo - you really touch on some of the more poignant losses we all experience. Others, even though well-intentioned, may just not realize the emotional pain that's part of watching others do what we no longer can but wish so much we could. Even though I'm not yet 'there', reading the post Chutz started about
"What's your passion?" has actually helped me see that others have wound their way through this maze and actually found a clearing in the woods here and there. Or more appropriate to this thread, a clearning along the lakeshore! So we understand, oh, so much.
On a lighter note for all us "lakesiders"....
Lakeside, something happened to your weather. It didn't arrive! It's cloudy and chilly and rainy and foggy here today. What direction did you point it? You sure you know where Lake Erie is? ;-)
I have been chuckling off and on for a couple of days about
what we find walking along the shores of a Great Lake. Fortunately, no bodies yet, tho' I've come closer than I care to remember. But mostly I find lots of items relating to women's menstrual cycles and the male sex organ, which leads me to believe there's lots of sex going on out these lakes regardless of a woman's "time of the month." And Lakeside is even finding clothes!
Another story, which I'll have to clean up since this is a family show... back in the Stone Age, when I was in my early 20's and used to party out at bars, 4 of the guys decided they were going to walk across Lake Erie to Canada. Now they decided this at 2am (closing time for PA bars), and in a rather inebriated state. But they proceeded against all advice to trot on down to the lakeshore and start walking. At 2am! And you know what - They Made It! All the way to Long Point. (one can only imagine what would happen today, what with border issues, terrorism, etc., 4 guys walking across from the USA to Canada!) A local musician wrote a song about
them called Lakewalkers. I can only post part of the chorus:
Lakewalkers, Lakewalkers you've braved ice and snow
You're famous from Detroit up to Buffalo
But though you are famous your friends all agree
You're just **** "idiots" who got real lucky!
Now stuff those capri pants in a bottle and let's see if they make it to me. Or whether a tourist clinging to an overturned rowboat will use them to flag down the Coast Guard!
p.s. I just realized I didn't clarify the lake was frozen when they walked across - it would sound pretty wacky to anyone who doesn't realize the lakes can freeze over in the winter!
Post Edited (PAlady) : 4/4/2008 5:01:05 PM (GMT-6)