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|I Am Skooter|
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Today I woke up to what some — not I — would cynically call an atypical Vancouver day. it was sunny and clear with not a drop of rain in the sky, although it was in the forecast.
As I gathered myself up for work and headed out to grab my bike from the garage my favourite three year old was staring through the window. I grabbed the bike, waved, got ready to saddle up and the door opened and out came Georgia and her father.
“Why are you riding your bike?” she asked.
“Because I’m going to work, Georgia” I explained. “I usually ride my bike.”
She came down the stairs while we chatted for a moment and then she waved and headed back up. I started for the gate as she got to the top of the stairs. She paused for a moment and turned around.
“Wait! Wait!” her little voice was full of urgency. “I have to give you a hug!” She did.
So that’s how my day started, and I can’t imagine a better way to do it.
At about 11:00 Pacific Time, news came through cyberspace that a gunman had entered a college in Montreal and killed two people, and injured more. By day’s end exact numbers still hadn’t been confirmed but it appears that 1 woman is dead, 19 are injured and the gunman was killed by police.
Sometimes the world just makes me shake my head.