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Restoring my faith in humanity

2012.07.01
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Today has been a day of contrasts. I went down to Bosham this morning for a stroll in the sunshine before a concert I was due to perform in at the village church this afternoon. When I returned to my car (which I’ve had for precisely four months) before the concert I discovered that someone had driven into it, damaging two of the doors, and had left the car park without leaving their contact details. Needless to say I was furiously angry at this turn of events. However, one kind soul had evidently seen the accident and left a note under my windscreen wiper containing the registration number of the car in question, the time of the accident and their phone number. Once I got home I called the police and my insurers to report the damage. Thankfully the other driver is insured so I should be able to claim the cost of repairing the damage from their insurers. The upside of all this is that I was so furious at the situation that I put all my pent up frustration into my playing and the Vivaldi Concerto (in which I was one of four soloists) went better than I’ve ever played it before! As I left the church after the concert I found Jack, a well known local cat, sitting out on the pavement watching the world go by. He’s a lovely old fellow and happily accepted a good fuss from me in return for having his photo taken - a lovely end to an otherwise mixed day.
17 Comments
Lsample Great post! Take the good with the bad I suppose.
Lsample · 2012-07-01: 17:10
mystic1 Wonderful capture well done
mystic1 · 2012-07-01: 17:20
Goldbrandi Sweet and nice cat!
Goldbrandi · 2012-07-01: 17:44
JustmeG I agree...such a lovely view to end the day...and I love that you were able to use that pent up frustration for something good :))) beautiful shots!
JustmeG · 2012-07-01: 18:20
djnana It looks as if I could touch his whiskers in the first shot - so three-dimensional! And I prefer the single-eye photo to the full-face "CAT-ture"!
djnana · 2012-07-01: 19:28
Jarvo Super images. Glad everything turned out better than you'd thought it might.
Jarvo · 2012-07-01: 20:46
danrav So glad everything is turning out OK for you Helen. How small of the person to just drive away.... Jack is so cool. Glad you had "smashing" performance - pun intended....
danrav · 2012-07-01: 20:57
lookagain I'm glad someone was there to witness it....and that they helped you out! Bad luck with the car, but at least you got a great concert performance out of it. Great cat shots, Helen!
lookagain · 2012-07-01: 21:02
lgnelson What a great portrait to end a stressful day!
lgnelson · 2012-07-01: 22:28
josy63 There's nothing like an on all fours friend for become reconciled with the world. Furthermore he knows how to pose majestically :))
josy63 · 2012-07-02: 00:25
Annbramwell Oh No! How annoying, than goodness for the observant passerby... lucky Jack was there to help make you feel better... and I am sure Vivaldi was applauding in his grave!
Annbramwell · 2012-07-02: 05:35
slowpete love the first one great expression
slowpete · 2012-07-02: 07:31
LAZYWASP Beautiful shots of "old Jack"
LAZYWASP · 2012-07-02: 08:04
Ryana Such proud cat, wow!
Ryana · 2012-07-03: 14:13
yellodog Handsome moggy. Sorry about the car.
yellodog · 2012-07-03: 16:28
Oweena Jack is one seriously fluffy cat.
Oweena · 2012-07-07: 20:48
Melusine He is gorgeous, and these images are stunning!
Melusine · 2012-07-08: 14:21
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