I do believe that Debbie’s first trip with the Crazy Women was the one we took to Fossil Rim. Debbie is a respiratory therapist and I had worked with her for some time at the hospital but really did not know her very well, but it was on the drive to Fossil Rim that I found out that she is a mother and a grandmother and she talked about her family. It struck me at that point that we work with so many people, yet we know so little about each other. Used to be years ago, there was actual down time at work… time to chat, to share a meal and to bond but in today’s fast paced, budget-conscious world, that has become a thing of the past. Actually… it is a bit abstract in our minds.
As you will remember, we had a challenge for “Abstract” images, and I was not truly prepared for how difficult the crazy women would find this challenge. I decided on each outing from then on, we would try to train our eye to find abstract images. So on our trip to the Dallas Arboretum I looked down and saw patterns in the stones we were walking on and I said… get close and capture just that part. Suddenly… for whatever reason, that was a “lightbulb” moment for Debbie. Now abstract made sense. She was excited beyond belief and took off looking for more abstract images.
We kept losing her. The group would walk on and then we would turn to realize that Debbie was no longer with us. “Where’s Debbie?” We would call… and no answer so one of the crazy women would backtrack and would find Debbie engrossed in another abstract image. I think we have created a monster! And from that time on she has been known by the alias of “Abstract”!
She sure gave us a good laugh and it is always a joy to have her join us on our trips. I only wish I could have known Debbie better while I was still working.