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  • For years the bumps were just there on the floating dock. You could see them and feel them. Some days bigger than others depending on the water level. And then today, they let us know there was a bump. A reminder to be careful or in case we forgot what that ridge was where the metal ramp met the concrete. As if weren’t safe all this time. This bump has never caused me any grief. Won’t change anything about my walk other than adding a bit of clutter.

    They don’t think we’re smart enough or aware enough to take care of ourselves. Not that you could do anything about it if you’re whipping down the ramp on your bike. Another sign of the times perhaps. That if they warn us there’s a bump and we stumble, we can’t sue them for our clumsiness.

    Makes you wonder where else we should be notified of the bumps ahead. The economy? Now that would be helpful! But then life would lose some of the mystery.

    Or how about the hiking trails. Should every rock nature places in our path be marked with a “bump”. How absurd that would be.

    I just wonder if we’re losing our ability to take care of ourselves. To be responsible for our well being. And if we’re always looking down for signs of bumps ahead, won’t we miss the beauty of a blue sky? Or the sun’s light accentuating the textures in the concrete or the bark of a tree?

    Be careful out there. Watch out for those bumps . . .
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