Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In Front of a Seniors Residence


In Front of a Seniors Residence
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As I walked by I noticed three separate ambulances waiting in the rain outside a multistory senior assisted living facility on Capitol Hill (the others were private and less colorful ambulances on the opposite side of the building out of view to my right). Seems like it was an unusually busy day for patient transports. With nearly all the leaves now on the ground instead of in the trees, I was thinking about the seasons of life and how my youngest little friends thrill at the sight of these emergency vehicles and can't get enough of them, while my oldest friends dread them and have seen far too many. Hope you and yours are in good health and enjoying autumn.

6 comments:

Katie said...

Very interesting photo (a beautiful fall day interrupted by the reality of an emergency vehicle) and thought-provoking commentary. Here's to many more days of pretty leaves and fewer ones with the medic truck hanging around.

Don and Krise said...

My Mother lives in a senior apartment complex. When you see one of these vehicles there, you're right. It's usually not good. They are there to help though. I echo your wishes of health to everyone.

Bibi said...

Yes, familiar sights change meaning for us as we grow older. Sometimes I see an ambulance in front of our building, and wonder...

brattcat said...

Excellent shot with poignant commentary.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oooh, that is not a good sign when an ambulance is parked in front of a senior center.

That said, it is a beautiful photo.

Jon Sims said...

you should honestly send this to them... i think they would really appreciate receiving this photo from you... it's beautiful...