Last week the phone from our land line was out.
It’s a wonder we realized it was not working as most phone calls
arrive via cell phone.
Carl called the phone company who gave us a process to try and reset our line.
This did not work so the problem was outside of our home.
The technician came and could not resolve the problem so he called the people
who work with the cables.
A couple of hours without internet service and the problem was solved.
When the cable guy came to tell me the good news he said we were not the only
home affected. There were homes all along our long block with varying issues.
I asked him what had caused the problem.
He smiled and said a squirrel doing a bit of chewing.
He said he could not guarantee this would never happen again because
you know squirrels.
Oh yes I do.
Remember summer school lesson day two when I shared about
those bold squirrels biting the heads off of our sunflowers?
Well, a couple of days post-phone line repairs, I saw the furry creature above doing its best
Tarzan impression on a large sunflower stalk.
I decided to take one for the team and
in the interest of the neighborhood, I didn’t loft a pine cone at him like Caleb suggested.
I took a deep breath and took his picture instead.
He didn’t seem the least bit concerned about my capturing his “crime”.
We each have our own perspective.
Helen: Sunflower = beauty and enjoyment after a long wait
Squirrel: Sunflower = a buffet in the sky
Summer school lesson ten:
Live at peace with all men and women
and beasts too.
Peace may arise from seeing a different perspective.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.