“Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.” Aretha Franklin
“I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts but I don’t see myself being queen of this country.” Princess Diana
The other day as I was enjoying my walk around Poulsbo and soaking up the sun, I headed down through town toward the waterfront. We have a rather crazy five way intersection that boggles drivers’ and pedestrians’ minds as one cannot see around the corner to see if a car is driving toward you. Since I fear becoming ‘roadkill’ at this intersection, frequently I’ll wave cars through to prevent a back-up of cars as technically pedestrians have the right of way.
Lately, I have developed a bit more gumption when I reach the intersection. I’ll look both ways and stride right across if it is safe. This day, a little red Honda Fit zoomed right past me and did a “U-turn” right in the middle of the intersection cutting me off from the other side of the street. He also cut in front of a five-wheeler pick-up truck that appeared that it could easily run over the Fit and not even notice the bump in the road. The older gentleman (older than me) in the little Fit motioned me to the driver’s side of the window. I assumed he needed directions to some place in town so I stepped over to his window.
The driver says “My girlfriend and I watch you walking all of the time. Someone in town needs to dub you the Queen of Poulsbo, as you are beautiful. Keep up the great work!” Trying not to laugh in his face, I graciously thanked the man and waved him out of the intersection before the gigantic truck behind him lost patience and squished him. Then I continued on with my walk through the rest of town.
But you know what? After the gentleman’s comment to me I noticed my head held higher, my back straighter, and a smile bloomed on my face as I strode in a regal manner the remainder of my walk through town.
I have just been dubbed the Queen of Poulsbo and I feel it!