Monday, November 26, 2012
A few inches shy of a self rescue
Ida had one turned on its side today and it appeared she was about to climb on it and dumpster dive, which had me a tad concerned. I met her only last month as she shuffled from the Lynnwood Senior Center where she teaches German to her contemporaries and I was walking by after a swim. At 4'10", some might say she's easy to miss, but there is much about Ida that caught my eye from that first sighting, her self-sufficiency included.
Today she returned my eye contact and smile with a beckoning wave from across the Fred Meyer parking lot. "Dear, I need your help! I've deposited a pile of old newspapers in the bin and my keys went along for the ride. They're right there. Can you see them?"
So up I went on her improvised perch, and while she held on to the cart and sang in German, I fished them out.
And then we hugged.
I love my life!