Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Mental Meanderings by Susan L.

  There was a disturbing incident in town a couple of days ago. A man was walking his dog after dark on one of the main streets. They were attacked by three coyotes. The man eventually managed to beat them off. The dog is what they were probably after but still, it's bold. I know they will kill and eat cats. They must be starving to try and overpower a human.
  It's unusual behaviour for coyotes who are normally shy of people. They will probably be hunted down and either removed from the area or exterminated. At least, I hope so. Behaviour like this means small children are at risk. Coyotes aren't afraid to attack in broad daylight if they are hungry enough.
  I wasn't going to say anything about the mosque shooting in Montreal. It's been a hot topic of conversation. Emotions are running high. Resentments, fear, sadness and anger swirl amongst the words. And, sadly, hate.
  I am sad that it happened.
  H and I went and saw the movie "Invisible People". It's about three African-American women who were crucial to NASA's ability to get a man in space in the 60's. It was a great movie.
  I mention this because, at the time in the US, segregation was normal. At work, these women had to drink from brown mugs, their coffee made in a designated "Colored" coffee pot.
  White people got white mugs.
  This is symbolic of the mindset of the time, that anyone who wasn't white was less than.
   It's happening again.
   Coyotes are circling for the kill.
  "Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." Lk 11:2-4


  1. A small correction... the movie title was "Hidden Figures", although the message conveyed was certainly one of invisible people. It's an excellent movie, well worth watching!

    1. Thanks! And another correction, the pack of coyotes was eight strong. Be careful with Pebbles!