1.18.2008

You Don't Know What You've Got...

The pair of mated swans, dubbed Walter and Eleanor, that hung out at the entrance to my neighborhood were apparently run over by a speeder on the main thoroughfare on Wednesday. The driver didn't even stop.

I didn't realize how attached I was to them until I heard that they were gone. I looked forward to seeing them every day on my way out and back home. They were so beautiful and majestic - and completely devoted to one another. I wrote about them quite often in my journal.

This morning, Punkin and I stopped by the little memorial that residents are setting up by the pond they hung out in. We put a wreath of flowers down with the other sentiments already there. 

I feel like I've lost a pet. 

4 comments:

cjh said...

That's terribly sad! Shame on that driver. :o(

Reggie said...

That's horrible! Very sorry for your (and your neighborhood's) loss.

creechmark said...

That's very sad.

Damn.

Bubba's Sis said...

That IS very very sad. What a horrible driver person! I hope they feel like crap.