Archive for February, 2010

To The Moon In Three Days

by PRmuse on Feb.15, 2010, under Social Media 2010

This has stuck in my mind for several weeks… a conversation with my son about the moon. Did you know that you could be there in three days? No wonder there’s an airlines gearing up to sell tickets.

Somehow, this is a paradigm-shifter for me. I know we talk about how small our world has become and how social media has brought us together even closer. Knowing that the moon is such a close neighbor changes the playing field for me.

For example, if challenged to write a list of “Things I Could Do In A Week,” I now know that it’s possible to add “going to the moon and back.” I couldn’t drive to and from California in that amount of time.

Doesn’t that make you think?

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Sometimes You Need A Sign

by PRmuse on Feb.09, 2010, under Beachside Off-Season:My Story

Without thinking, I scooped my four-year-old daughter up in my arms and carried her inside… just before the THUMP!

Gratiot Beach lost a magnificent tree that afternoon. It fell perfectly parallel to the house, landing exactly where Edy had just been playing.

The trees that line Gratiot Beach stand tall, having witnessed countless generations settling in for their summer months together. I was new to the neighborhood and planned to stay for the ten-month off-season that was just starting. I needed time to figure out what I was going to do with my life. What could I do?

That afternoon, I had worked my way down the porch to shut what seemed like a never-ending line of windows until gradually realizing that Edy’s carefree chatter was out in the rain. Inside, together, we heard the THUMP.

Long after the tree had been cut up into pieces and burned in the fireplace while we stared into the flames, toasted marshmallows, and otherwise entertained ourselves, I knew. The nudge that had sent me out into the rain, just in time, was the sign I needed. God was watching and it was going to be ok.

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