Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2005
No Email Forwards
I am never, ever going to send another email forward.
I virtually never do, by the way. A lot of times I don't even open them. But I got one tonight that I forwarded because I thought the picture was cute, and it was short. It promised if you sent to seven people that "at 6:33 pm somebody will address you and tell you something you have been waiting to hear."
Um... at 6:33 pm today there was an explosion and fire two doors down from me, pretty much destroyed the place. I heard it blow, a louder pop than a gunshot and a little bit different tone. (Yes, I know what a gunshot sounds like.) I didn't know what it was at the time, not until the sirens pulled up by my living-room window.
If that's what I'd been waiting to hear, I'd be perfectly content to have waited quite a bit longer.
Though in all fairness, about a half an hour later I did indeed hear something I'd been waiting to hear from another source. Just not at 6:33 pm.
Either way, I'm not sending another forwarded email. They're just plain evil.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )