Restoring my faith in humanity

by Helen Hooker July. 01, 2012 8073 views

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.

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Birthe Vikoren 5 years, 3 months ago

He is gorgeous, and these images are stunning!

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Oweena 5 years, 3 months ago

Jack is one seriously fluffy cat.

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Mark 5 years, 3 months ago

Handsome moggy. Sorry about the car.

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 3 months ago

Such proud cat, wow!

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Paul 5 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful shots of "old Jack"

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Pete 5 years, 3 months ago

love the first one great expression

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Ann Garratty 5 years, 3 months ago

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!

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Josy 5 years, 3 months ago

There's nothing like an on all fours friend for become reconciled with the world. Furthermore he knows how to pose majestically :))

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Larry Nelson 5 years, 3 months ago

What a great portrait to end a stressful day!

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Marsha 5 years, 3 months ago

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!

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Jarvo Laysell 5 years, 3 months ago

Super images. Glad everything turned out better than you'd thought it might.

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Brenda Nelson 5 years, 3 months ago

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"!

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Glo 5 years, 3 months ago

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!

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Goldbrandi 5 years, 3 months ago

Sweet and nice cat!

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Tom 5 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful capture well done

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Larry Sample 5 years, 3 months ago

Great post! Take the good with the bad I suppose.

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