The Ups to Today’s Downs

Thanks to Sarah for bringing this to my attention. I may have elatedly sworn when she told me about it.

Follow these instructions:

1. Click on this link.

2. Notice the photo credit. Follow the link to flickr if you want.

3. Listen to Meg Hutchinson. She’s got some great things to sing. And say.

4. Read the story around the photo.


Today’s world offers SO MANY WAYS to communicate. When it comes to receiving absolutely shitty crappy news, none of those ways is better than the others.

I missed a phone call this morning. Then I listened to the voicemail message. Then I returned the call as I was walking across campus to work. Then I was staring at the ground, walking, climbing stairs, crossing the street, sitting down at my workspace, wishing I was invisible.

Then I grabbed  some tissues, walked to the bathroom, and composed myself.

Then went the rest of my day.

But there were good moments, and I’m definitely grateful for them.

I’m grateful for you.