Friday, October 12, 2007

A Tale of Envy

I went outside between rain showers. There high above me was a flock of hawks. They were soaring, flying without moving a feather or a wing, just riding the updrafts. around and around they went.  It was curious.  Some circled to the left and some circled to the rightl  You'd think they might have a head-on collision but they seem brighter than people, who certainly would smack into one another.

I envied theirskill and comfort in the air.

While they were circling a huge motor home parked nearby.  It was self contained, having everything one would need for keeping house on the road, where-ever one wandered.  On the back were hanging two bicycles, AND they towed a compact car.  I wished I had had one of those a few years back.

I envied their motorhome and comfort on the road.

HOWEVER, I got an email from an old friend who had been talking to the landlord of the house I rented at the coast, with a deck and a dock, where I kept my three boats.  She said that he said that I had been "the best tenant he had ever had."  Made me tear up for a moment. 

And I was reflecting on the fine place I live now.  It is neat and clean, with lots of staff to help and wait on us. We feel cared for all the time. 

I guess some people might envy me


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10 comments:

kateh2ocolorart said...

SOME people, like your daughter!  LOL

fisherkristina said...

I envy you Chuck.  For a lot of things.

Krissy :)
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tendernoggle said...

I envy you Chuck....
love ya,
carlene

firestormkids04 said...

Me too, Chuck!  I agree with them.  Blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

jckfrstross said...

enjoy your weekend:)

Deb

hewasolddog299 said...

I envy you the forethought to be prepared enough, with an honest-to-god-pension-that-works, to have such a nice accommodation to live in. I fear for what may be out there, lying in wait for me, Chuck. A pension that disappears just as I need it, the bankruptcy of the social security system, and a theocracy which prohibits assisted suicide. That's what I have to look forward to, Chuck. It won't be pretty...

madcobug said...

I am glad that you had a good life then and a good place to stay now. Helen

garnett109 said...

good for you chuck, enjoy your weekend.

jaymact1 said...

Hi Chuck I am not an envious person but having a mobile home is the one thing hubby and I wish for but they are very expencive items. While on holiday a couple of week ago we were chatting to a guy who was on holiday in a mobile home he was on his second five week break up here in Scotland he came from the south coast. It is a great sight to see hawks soaring like that in big numbers we last saw something like that in Majorca during a rain storm we had about 40 hawks Black Kite, Short Toed Eagle and Booted Eagle amonst them it was a great sight  for us as we are very keen bird watchers. Do you know what hawks you saw?    Have a good weekend. Love Joan.
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jmorancoyle said...

     I don't envy you. Instead I feel grateful to read the journal of someone who appreciates life as much as you do.
Jude
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