Thursday, March 5, 2009

Vandalized

Pin It I was standing in my classroom after school had ended. The call came from the office saying that something had happened to my car.

My heart constricted in my chest, and I found myself gripping the phone rather tightly.

“Vandalism?” I asked incredulously.

My principal immediately began to clarify. “It’s nothing bad. In fact, it’s something good. You need to get outside before it’s ruined though.”

Good vandalism? Ruined? How odd, I’d never heard of that before.

I hung up the phone, grabbed my camera, and headed out. So just what was it that met my wandering eyes?








I guess somebody thought that I was down due to my post last night. I wasn’t—really. It was a post about something…good. About not giving in, and moving to fresh waters. It was about newness & hope. It was about others’ needs, and not being willing to give up on them…no matter how terrible the waves, and how many times I’m buffeted by the winds of change.

Refusing defeat.

It was while writing last night that I decided to listen to music I’d not heard in a long time…it was this which led my questing mouse to The Weepies. As I was listening to their music, “The World Spins Madly On” came over the speakers. At once I found myself lost amidst the chords and harmonies. I was thinking what a wonderful song this was, and how I wanted to just share it with my blogging friends. I didn’t think of the ramifications of the song along with the poem, until I started to get a few emails and postings about life becoming better.

To whomever it was (and I have my suspicions) who ‘vandalized’ my car today—thank you. The gesture was duly noted—as well as appreciated. Just remember, good things always come baack to us. Dear friend, I thank you—whoever you are.

I especially enjoyed the Dr. Pepper. Just the doctor everyone needs, no matter what kind of day they’re having.

12 comments:

mywest said...

I'd like to have my car vandalized like this but it much to icy and slippery out for my friends walkers, and to far for the hover scooter friends. Thank goodness for my rocking chair memories and my cell. PS mom's birthday today...

Anonymous said...

All truth being told, it was actually a procrastinated response to an earlier conversation, just so you don't think that I think that you're one giant mess, (which I don't think at all.)

Anonymous said...

and don't even THINK about retribution...i totally play to win.

jacs said...

vandalism is such a nasty word...

jacs said...

ps i goot it.

Meg said...

That is so cool! A group of friends I had a couple years back kinda use to do this to each other. We make poster boards of cute sayings like "You are the cats meow" etc etc and leave a present at the doorstep. We would ring the doorbell and run away.

allison nadauld said...

That's really sweet.

Gerb said...

Everyone needs a little happy vandalism every now and then. And when it includes gifts and treats - all the better!

The Despot said...

Jason,
You seem to be loved all around. Pretty wonderful.
I've found two other things along with the Dr. Pepper that I have in common with you now. Hot Tamales (heavenly with Dr. Pepper, I think!) and the Weepies. I love the latest album. You? I've never tried PB whoppers. I imagine I'd love them too.

Jayne said...

Whoops, Jason. That Despot comment was me, Jayne. Sorry!

Bee said...

What awesome friends you have! I better you smiled for days after this one!

K.J. said...

Peanut Butter Whoppers, Red Hots, Dr. Pepper...I need to borrow some of your friends...or come and help you eat all your yummy treats! I do love sugar!
You deserve all of that sweetness attached to your car...You are a such sweet heart!

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