Sunday, May 14th, 2023
HWY 79, 90, 5, QEW
On our return journey back to Canada, we observed A myriad of things both pretty and not. Naturally, the scenery of the Appalachians were a feast for the eyes, and when Google referred us to Highway 5 as the quickest route, we were inspired by the breathtaking nature of waterfront beauty by Lake Erie. Billboards along the way were bold, with messages expressing in some sense, the culture. There were imposing images of lawyers marketing themselves. One massive board informs us that Candace, a young girl, is missing, and of course, such a thing is always a human tragedy. Another board in bold letters reads “ABANDON HATE” It's one half, and the other half promotes Jesus.
As is usual, roadkill is common. Deer and raccoons always have it tough. Those once movable objects were destined as immovable. And near Ripley, New York, we got rather shocked when we saw a human lying on the road’s shoulder. I said anxiously to Hari, the driver, To turn around after we passed the person. It was no joke, it was a human, a woman on her back. Fortunately, another motorist also stopped, got out of car, and seemed to know what to do for care. She was alive and expressed having trouble breathing. The man assisting her called the police. “It looks like a hit-and-run.” We wished her well as more Help from the officials, police, and ambulance, came. Unofficially, I chanted.
Before I left for our seven-hour return, I had to reflect on the good time I had with American Swami, Varshana, and with other god-brothers, Yudhisthira, Rahabdev, and Banabhata. All of them live admiringly in the wholesome rustic life there in the hills of West Virginia.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!