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Raoul’s Two Cents: May 14, 2021

A Special Ordinary Day

There was something in the air last Friday when I drove up to the Post Office. I couldn’t put my finger on it but it was there. There were people walking about … a little more than normal. Cars … there were relatively more cars than normal. The restaurants … the make-shift outdoor dining tables were dismantled because people were allowed to dine inside. As I walked to the Post Office I noticed 2 lines of clean, colorful, shining cars … vintage classic cars. It was a car show! Then it hit me. The pandemic was over.

It’s been fourteen long months since the lock down started, and this was the first public show of any kind. It’s great to be alive. I know it’s just an ordinary day here in Los Angeles, California but this is the day I had dreamed of during the dark days of the pandemic. We made it. Thank God we made it.

I remembered that many other parts of the world are still struggling with the virus. Many lives are still being lost. We should continue to pray. But to them I say with certainty that their day will also come.

When the ordinary becomes special, you know that the blessings have always been there. We just took it for granted.

TGIF people!
Raoul

“Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;
I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”
— Isaiah 48:10

Original Art by Raoul Pascual

Video of the Week

Thanks to Grace of Tempe, Arizona for this moving video:
“SORRY”

Parting Shots

Thanks to Jackie of Whittier, CA

Thanks to Art of Sierra Madre, CA

Thanks to Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA for these last two gags.

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3 Comments

  1. Heather

    May 22, 2021 at 9:07 am

    AMEN! NORMAL, WILL IT EVER BE THE SAME? BIDENS NUTS AND NO ONE ON HIS STAFF HAS OUR BACK. ITS A POWER GRAB. TGATS ALL THEYRE INTERESTED IN.

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  2. Tom

    May 22, 2021 at 9:07 am

    We are off to a wedding of our Grand Daughter and enjoying the experience immensely . The Joy of Family in these times
    Helps off set the regulations and requirements of contending with the Covid requrenebts, God Bless Tom of Pasadena

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  3. Rick

    May 22, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Thank you brother! I’m glad to see you are out and about and hopefully feeling much better.

    The video from your sister made me emotional. It was hard to watch. Luckily I followed it up with Jackie’s joke and that brought me back in balance.

    Thank you and enjoy the weekend.

    Rick

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