February 02, 2009
Beneath the chairlift
The ski patrol are easy to spot, even from a distance, because they wear red jackets with white crosses on the back. They use red toboggans to carry injured skiers or boarders down the slope. Whenever I’m in the chairlift and see the ski patrol pulling a toboggan or kneeling on the ground, their skis stuck upright in the snow, I lean as far as I can to see if I can catch a glimpse of the coat or hat, anything that could identify the person whose been hurt.
“It’s not one of us,” With-a-Why will say. “It’s a yellow coat.”
I can breathe then, even as I say a prayer that whoever got injured is not hurt badly, that it’s something that will heal quickly.
Posted by jo(e)