photo taken by Suzanne November 17, 2010
Every day, along my 6 mile trek into downtown Fort Worth, I pass by this cute little yellow snow cone stand. I think it just opened up this past spring because I don't remember seeing it here after 12 years of driving this route daily. And you know, I haven't stopped in to check out their wares either, even tho I have always loved snow cones. I guess I'm just too anxious to keep truckin' and get home after a long day's work. But oh! What a treat an ice cold cherry or rootbeer snow cone would be on a hot summer's day!
Then, sometime in late September, I noticed that the tiny establishment no longer had cars parked around, or customers walking by and stopping at the window for some kind of cool delight. Does this mean the little stand is already closed for winter, or is it possible that it's closed permanently? Every afternoon I look for signs of life and laughter as I pass by. There is a "closed" sign in the little window-so maybe it's scheduled to re-open sometime in the spring. Looking over at the empty parking lot that encircles the stand, I feel a small frown coming to my face, and I lower my eyes slightly as if I know someone may see the disappointment on my face. So what does that make me? Keeper of the stand? The Snow Cone police?
YES IT DOES! And I've decided to do something about it. I will bring this place back to it's summer heyday! Sometimes our mind's eye shows us how things could and should be. I will recreate this scene the way I perceive it to be. And my journeys to and from work will be enlightened as I turn that corner and pass by MY snow cone stand!
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Mind's eye: the human ability for visualization; for the experiencing of visual mental imagery.
"Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it"
Napoleon Hill quotes (American author)
At 10:05 pm, it is 54 degrees in Fort Worth, Texas
Sleep tight, my dear readers!