Fish are jumping like crazy this morning
in our canal. Nice to see that. A few months
ago we had a young alligator in it and all
the fish disappeared. Alligators don't thrive
in salt water so authorities were called and he
was removed. Now, the fish are back making
lazy circles on the surface of the water. The
world is right once more. It was just a hiccup,
a small frost heave, a backfire from the station
wagon of life. Tim and I were coming back from
picking up folding chairs for my wedding reception.
He had just gotten his license. We went through
the green light on the corner of Mason and Main
then Tim took his eyes off the road for just a sec
to admire a pretty girl walking on the sidewalk
when, bam, we smashed into the backside
of a boat trailer being towed. Someone ahead
of him had stopped to make the turn onto Pleasant
Street right there by the Joliette Snowshoe Club.
The cops showed up, people gawked, Tim got
a ticket, then we went home and continued our
preparations for my wedding trying not to let
this accident, this alligator in salt water, put
a damper on that exciting time. That's life for ya.