We’ve got laws that require booster seats for children. How about for the elderly?
I have lost 2 inches due to osteoporosis–so I’m now 5”6” instead of 5’8”. Pretty soon I’m going to be driving and the above photo will be my view of the road.
I saw my future today on a country road. I came up behind a sedan that had its emergency lights flashing but it was still moving, albeit slowly. It appeared to hug the right hand side of the road but sometimes it floated back to the center. I could not see a distinct driver’s silhouette behind the wheel.
At a moment when the car was hugging more of the right than the center, I passed the vehicle and looked in to the driver’s seat. At first I saw only the cat, draped around the elderly woman’s head. It appeared to be stretching,rear legs on the wheel, head and paws in the woman’s face. She was staring straight ahead and either was so slumped in the seat or so short, that she was not tall enough to see over the wheel.
The cat had a better view of the road, facing the back seat window than the elderly woman had facing out through her steering wheel.
Those emergency lights are meant to be used when your car is broken down on the side of the road but now I see their real use: When Puss is driving, switch on emergency lights.
The inches are already gone. All I need now is the cat.
© Pat Coakley 2008