Thursday, November 6, 2008

Day 312: Going for a Ride!

I took this photo a few days ago. . . and these days are so days of the past already. Tonight, you'd not find anyone driving around in a convertible with the top down, not with the roads just west of us being closed because of snow, 70 mph wind, and blizzard warnings. Sigh. But I knew I had to seize the moment and snap this shot when I saw this vehicle in front of me. And you'll be happy to know that at least we were at a stoplight!

Becky tagged me, and here's my page 56:

"What kind of god is that? What is there to inspire in this Son?

Love, said Father Martin.

And this Son appears only once, long ago, far away? Among an obscure tribe in a backwater of West Asia on the confines of a long-vanished empire? Is done away with before He has a single grey hair in His head? Leaves not a single descendant, only scattered, partial testimony, His complete works doodles in the dirt? Wait a minute. This is more than Brahman with a serious case of stage fright. This is Brahman selfish. This is Brahman ungenerous and unfair. This is Brahman practically unmanifest. If Brahman is to have only one son, He must be as abundant as Krishna with the milkmaids, no? Wat could justify such divine stinginess?

Love, repeated Father Martin."

From Life of Pi, by Yann Martel. This is an incredible, phenomenal book about a boy stranded in a boat on the Pacific ocean with a Bengal tiger.

Here’s the rules of the tag:
1. Get the book on your nightstand (or whatever book you are currently reading).
2. Open it to page 56 and find the 5th sentence.
3. Post the next couple of sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
4. Do not go and find your favorite book, it has to be the one you are reading now!
5. Tag 5 other people to do the same.

So I tag my SIL Barb, Jeanne, Carol, Nessa, and Nicole.


Anonymous said...

Ok that is a fantastic shot! Love the lighting!!! I hear the snow thing though...we are expecting our first snow this weekend. I HATE snow!

pat said...

What a fun find! Good for you for catching it!!

Nicole said...

How fun to have soemthing like that to drive around. It looks like he probably takes every opportunity he can! So is that ME Nicole that you tagged? How fun

Mandy said...

Oooo...what an great shot. I think it would be so fun to travel around like that.

Amy ~ Just Being Aimlyss said...

What a fun shot, love the lighting! I do notice it was at a stop light....the light is green!!! :)

I read Life of Pi, LOVED that book! My dd just checked it out at the library last night.

Lori said...

Very cool shot - I like the way it's framed by the stop light!

Gypsy Girl said...

What a cool car and such a fun shot. Now I have a fellow shooting and driving friend.

Reds said...

Wow! So fun to see that on the streets today!! :)

Becky said...

That is one cool shot. Don't you love the way Mother Nature gives us nice warm weather right before she blasts us?
Life of Pi is one of my favorites!! I think it's time for me to reread it.
The HDR program I used on my landscape photo is a plug-in that shows up on my toolbar under Filters.
Here's a link, although I can't find where I got the free trial version:

Cindi Koceich said...

Tee cute is that? He is my kinda guy!!

Carol said...

You have taken a great photo from the car. There aren't too many cars with the roof down over here atm as it far too hot, you would get burnt lol.

Thanks for tagging me, I will certainly add it in to my next blog post.

Jeanne said...

Ackkkk I'm slacking on my comments! Sorry! I have to say though, that the light looks very green to me. Hope you didn't get bumped.

Love the shot of the car though!

Thanks for the tag...I'm gonna do it today, but I'm not reading anything nearly as interesting!