Getting the Hurt Leg Fixed, Chapter Seven

My husband’s leg continues to improve. On Sunday, February 19, we went to a local park, Cisco Park, in Erdenheim, PA, to get in a little bit of a walk.

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Cisco Park is a modest little place that punches above its weight, as far as all the things to do there. It has a half-mile figure eight paved trail; tot lot; ball fields; picnic tables; a little dam; a creek; and a pond.

A pond that was full of geese on this sunny day. The scene reminded me of a marina full of boats at rest. Never mind what that sign says.

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This plot of land has an interesting history. I read up on it courtesy of the marker near the parking lot. Apparently it was a small amusement park about 100 years ago, another one of those built in the Philadelphia suburbs, accessible by streetcar, to attract business for the streetcar company. The roads, Hillcrest, Montgomery, Paper Mill, and Bethlehem Pike, are in the same positions today, but the tracks are long gone.

You can clearly see that this pond has been around for a while, because there it is on the map! As a personal note, my husband grew up near here and it was a popular ice skating destination back then (before the sign…)

The marker said that the building marked “Casino” was not a gambling establishment but rather a place for music shows and dancing.

Well, my husband walked a half mile, and I did about three (warming up for a marathon session of yard work later that day, something the nice weather made it a pleasure to do). The park was very busy – kids in the playground, dog walkers, people watching the geese, and walkers like us, getting out on a really nice day.
Hurt Leg Chapters from the past:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

painting it red,

painting it red,

painting it red,

The ATC oracle speaks. Did it say anything to you?

because I believed you

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because I believed you

 I present these oracle-like artist trading cards for your review and possible edification! You remember such items from the past, maybe – here they are again.

I make these cards and then I give them a phrase cut from printed matter, chosen at random but maybe not. See if you get any kind of push or insight or set off on any train of thought from looking and reading these, even if it’s just to say, “Whaaat?!”

in her dreams,

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in her dreams,
I present these oracle-like artist trading cards for your review and possible edification! You remember such items from the past, maybe – here they are again.
I make these cards and then I give them a phrase cut from printed matter, chosen at random but maybe not. See if you get any kind of push or insight or set off on any train of thought from looking at and reading these, even if it’s just to say, “Whaaat?!”

rain fell,

rain fell,

rain fell

I return to posting these oracle-like artist trading cards, for your review and possible edification! You remember such items from the past, maybe. Anyway, here are some more.

I make these cards and then I give them a phrase cut from printed matter, chosen at random but maybe not. See if you get any kind of push or insight or set off on any train of thought from looking and reading these, even if it’s just to say, “Whaaat?!”

scribbling

scribbling

scribbling

 

I present these oracle-like artist trading cards for your review and possible edification! You remember such items from the past, maybe – here they are again.

I make these cards and then I give them a phrase cut from printed matter, chosen at random but maybe not. See if you get any kind of push or insight or set off on any train of thought from looking and reading these, even if it’s just to say, “Whaaat?!”

this particular morning

Today I return to posting these oracle-like artist trading cards, for your review and possible edification! You remember such items from the past, maybe. Here are some more.
I make these cards and then I give them a phrase cut from printed matter, chosen at random but maybe not. See if you get any kind of push or insight or set off on any train of thought from looking and reading these, even if it’s just to say, “Whaaat?!”
this particular morning

this particular morning

Handwriting

I’m not too sure why I thought these photos were worth taking but I did snap these shots… And after thinking about it a little, I knew.

I do love looking at people’s handwriting – there is something about the way it looks, not what it says, but how it looks – the loops, the curls, the inadvertent artwork of someone scrawling out a list or making a little reminder note.

We type a lot these days, but the pen or pencil + paper is still going strong. Just think of how many discarded grocery lists you find in the shopping cart, left behind by the person who used the cart before you. No one is typing up that kind of thing, no sir.

Get out your pen and write something down. Right now!

Hints of Something Else

Walking along the Pennypack Trail, and I am traveling in parallel with experiences I am not part of but I do participate in, just by being in the same space…

Here are two examples of what I mean.

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This hand reaching out to grab my attention…a message of some urgency, I feel. You may say it is only a lost glove, but I think it’s more than that.

And here is another…

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See the little sign saying “raying n signs”? Yes, you do, and so did I. I kept a lookout for n signs rayed all the way down the trail but could not spot any.

You may say, that sign originally said “No Spraying Between Signs”, meaning that pesticide should not be applied along this section of the trail, but…I still believe we’re being told to look out for the rayed n signs. What to do if any are spotted, that I don’t know. Possibly notify NASA or Area 51.

Well, that’s it for right now. I’ll rejoin the mainstream…if I can. Or want to.

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