Tuesday, October 20, 2009 | By: Tonya Keitt Kalule

Who Says You Can't Be Fashionable on a Mobility Scooter

f you think I am speaking of a motor scooter you are wrong, I am talking about a mobility scooter. While I was at a red light on Van Nuys Blvd. waiting at the corner where there were two people on mobility scooters. The woman was parked ahead of the man and they were waiting for the light to change so they could cross the street. She was constantly turning back to talk to him which indicated to me that they were actually together. The lady was wearing a apple red cowboy style hat with a red leather hip length coat. Since she was sitting, I could not tell you much about the other clothing that she was wearing other than that they were dark in color. She was also wearing a ring on every finger of her right hand. I knew that because she was waving it around as she spoke to her companion. Of course she had perfectly decorated fingernails and I could see that red was on them somewhere along with a few other colors. Yes they were long enough for multiple colors.

The man was also on a mobility scooter and he was wearing a leather cowboy hat and a black leather jacket. The rest of his clothing was also black, and I could see that he was wearing a large Gold belt buckle. I guess he had that whole cowboy thing going on.

When the traffic light changed I proceeded on my way and I am assuming that they both did the same. All I could do was to smile. Of course I found this a little comical but my next thought was that it was also inspirational.

My second thought was that just because you face a challenge in your life doesn't mean that you stop living, regardless of how debilitating this challenge may be. Some times we have challenges that we can't change so we need to learn to continue to live in spite of them.

You continue to Move even when you are mobility challenged.


Lydia said...

What a great story and such thoughtful observation on life.

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