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A Smoker’s Creed

Last week I posted a blog about a winter storm that produced thunder, lightning, high winds, sleet, snow, hail and rain. During that storm a woman sat on a rock, across the street from my house, smoking a cigarette while the wind was blowing and it was hailing. The umbrella that she held over her head hardly provided shelter from the hard-hitting hail and fierce winds.

I took a picture of this woman a day later, once again sitting on her rock smoking a cigarette. The postman’s creed crossed my mind as I took her picture. Slightly modified that creed is an appropriate caption for the photograph displayed below.

Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night
shall stay this woman from having a smoke.

Because of Pennsylvania’s no smoking law the residents of the facility in which this woman lives cannot smoke inside or near the building. I do not smoke; I have never smoked. If I did, though, I believe the conditions under which this woman must smoke would provide incentive for me to quit smoking!

3 Responses to “A Smoker’s Creed”

  1. Elena

    It's really sad to be so addicted to smoking. My hubby smoked for a long time before I met him, but thankfully to the Lord, he was able to quit and has never smoked since:)

    Reply
  2. Tes

    Hi Linda, I too have never smoked. My father-in-law does, but emphysema stopped him. He had to quit the hard way, but he's doing better every day.

    Reply
  3. Ciss B

    My husband smoked for years, but I have asthma so he could never smoke in the house. Eventually he quit about 18 years ago because of the cold he had to endure during our nasty winters here in Michigan.

    Reply

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