Friday, May 22, 2009

Hoot-a-who?...

is there a meaning to this? is it a person, place or thing? a birds cry! or a Sasquatch scream!...

for those who have been in the mountains with me - you know this sound...

a trade mark if you will, a distinctive noise that was me...

skiing in the trees, getting separated, you could hear others yelling but in my group all you needed to listen for was "hoot-a-who" and you knew i was near...

this is a high pitched, fast burst yell that spells individuality and made it easier to find friends...

i bring this up because the other night as Pam was putting me to bed, with a tear running down her cheek, asked me if i remembered yelling "hoot-a-who" - creating a beautiful moment...

here are these moments again - even in times of challenge we are making memories...

so create new moments, remember old moments and next time you are walking in the mountains listen closely you may just hear "hoot-a-who"...

peace/love t

2 comments:

Burt and Becki said...

Good story, Terry. Well written. Looking forward to hanging out with you next Thursday.
Burt

Susan and Bill Bonnell said...

Thanks Terry, for just being you...and for sharing you with us. Love, S & B