Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Survivor Of The Fittest

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The wind blew onto my face, I shivered. It’s really cold here and my stomach is growling, from hunger. I have not eaten for days. The aroma from the restaurant makes me swallow my saliva. I am starving. Staring through the glass window, I see the diners eating happily.

I reached into my pocket; I do not have a penny. How on earth do I get food? Then I walked further up the street over the bridge. There, I saw a beautiful garden with dandelions, day lilies, geraniums and nasturtiums. God bless… I quietly pluck a stalk of dandelion and stuffed the flower head into my mouth, followed by the leaves. Bitter…

I remember grandma told me years back when she weeds, when I was very young, “dandelions are good for culinary and medicine use… usually the young leaves and unopened buds are eaten raw in salads, while older leaves are cooked… raw leaves have a slightly bitter taste.

It’s getting colder, and I need to find a shelter for the night. I walked back towards the bridge and saw a boat on the river. I stopped by the bridge to enjoy the view, shivering. My eyes stopped when I saw shelter under the bridge. It could be cold down there, but it’s definitely better than nothing at all. I pulled my shirt over my head, curled myself like a ball, and tried to sleep.

This is a brief, one-day survivor story of mine. In times of emergencies and other disasters, both natural and manmade, knowledge of basic skills can go a long way to insure your survival.

On June 28th Michael Weston, a CIA Operative on USA Network's Burn Notice a new TV series, will show us how he deals with a similar situation.

3 lil' thoughts:

KeV's wAlKAbOuT on 4:00 PM said...

wah.. so much better than my post...LOL

Colleen on 4:14 PM said...

***shy*** thank u... urs not bad lar... :-)

KeV's wAlKAbOuT on 5:52 PM said...

LOL... I should say mine is more practical??


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