Spontaneity is the spice of life!   We made the sudden decision yesterday to load up our cooler and cameras into the car and head to beautiful Manitoulin Island.  I am in hot pursuit of some new Wall Art for our spare bedroom and I am looking for “THEE” perfect picture for the spot above the bed.  I love adding to our Home Decor with some of my own work and this was a perfect day to go out for it.

First stop;  the gas station. Just as Mike was putting the gas nozzle into tank we heard this raging man screaming literally to the tops of his lungs.  The profanity he was using were among my top hated curse words. (MFA for example) You figure it out.  We had no idea what he was so mad about. I guess he snapped while waiting in line.  We sure didn’t see that coming.

My first instinct was to get out of our car and teach that man some manners!  I was SEETHING! He doesn’t even know my husband; the gentlest kindest man on the face of this planet; the kind of guy who offers others to go ahead in line ups. GRRRR, I wanted to let this raging bull have it right back!   But instead I took my hubby’s cue as he nonchalantly went about his business of filling the gas tank.  Eventually the guy gave up his rant and took off spinning his wheels. I still haven’t figured out what we did wrong.

After I calmed down inside I realized that anyone that reactive  over having to wait for a tank of gas can’t be very happy. I hope he figures out his life for his sake and for the sake of the lady that was sitting beside him.  Somehow, I doubt that this is an isolated incident for him.  We had to let this whole thing go and not let it ruin our much-anticipated trek to the island.  Turns out we had a stupendous day!

Our first stop was beautiful Bridal Veil Falls in Kagawong where we set up ‘house’ overlooking Mudge Bay. Our outdoor Home Decor was something to behold with our little camp chairs and blanket.  It was our own little oasis to read , do the crossword puzzle, and watch the boats coming and going. Then we headed on to Providence Bay where we had a picnic and swim.  We took time to laze around with a good book while waiting for that magical evening light; perfect conditions for photo opportunities on the way home.

We stopped at the place where I captured my winning photo “Rainbow Sun“.  To see the glistening sun on the tall golden grasses took my breath away.  It brought me right back to that serendipitous moment when I was there the first time. It was special to relive those feelings again.

I am so glad we didn’t let the incident at the gas station ruin our day.  I used to let that sort of thing get to me. But when you really think about it his rage belongs to him and has nothing to do with us.  I hope he finds his way.  This gift of life is meant to be LIVED!

Kathy

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