"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Friday, January 9, 2009

Saving Cane

We're on the road again. First completing our cleanup from this week's camping trip, then packing and pulling out again. When we spend the day in the car, it's tough to do a personal, good deed of any sort. Sure, I let the truckers in, try to behave in traffic.

Fortunately we don't spend our entire day in our vehicle when we travel. Our lunch stop provided an opportunity to lend a hand. While in the restroom, I spotted an abandoned cane.

The project:
Returning a cane to its owner.

2 minutes.

Why bother?
While the cane's user was able to walk away from it, surely she had a reason for carrying it. And these things don't come cheap for folks on fixed incomes.

Worth it?
The owner of the cane was fairly easy to spot as she hobbled away from the restroom. When I hand it to her, she was surprised she'd left it behind, and very grateful for having it back in her hand. She said she carried it for security.

1 comment:

  1. I walked with a cane for years and years. You dont always need it when you go out, but if something comes up or you get more tired than you are used to, you cant always go home and get it. You need it with you for those times that you dont anticipate.


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