Friday, October 23
Getting Drenched With Water Was A Pleasure - Coincidence
Not sure what made me remember this - the time I attracted water when I didn't have any! Though you'll probably say it was just a coincidence.
We were in the south of Spain on holiday (my son was 10 or 11, so it was a while back!). We set off in a small hired car up into the mountains. I can't remember exactly where we were headed but the roads became narrower and narrower as we went higher and higher. We hadn't seen another car or vehicle for over an hour ... then our car suddenly decided to grind to a halt.
Luckily there was a space where we could pull over, opposite was a sheer drop. The car had overheated and the radiator was empty. I wasn't too sure what to do. We needed water to fill the radiator and I then figured we could just about turn round and head back to civilisation.
Only problem was the mountains were completely parched and it was very hot. I went off for a walk to try and find some water, perhaps a small stream but no such luck. There was nothing about and no villages for many miles according to the map.
Strangely I felt very relaxed about the situation. I went off again in the other direction and after a few hundred yards sat on a big rock looking at the wonderful view. I then started to think about water - lots of it, gushing everywhere and asked - I'm not sure who - to help me.
I wandered back to the car and my wife and son were getting quite anxious. I told them not to worry as we'd get some water soon. Not sure if I believed this fully, especially when asked, "Yes, but how?"
Moments later a lorry was coming down the road towards us. The first vehicle we had seen for ages and ages. The lorry pulled up and the driver said something or other. I don't speak Spanish so, with hand signals and random words, I indicated that we wanted water.
It was then I noticed the back of the lorry held a big circular tank and, yes, it was filled with water!
The driver beckoned me to the back of the lorry and I stood there with a small bucket he had given me. He turned a handle at the back of the drum and suddenly a powerful jet of water gushed all over me and virtually knocked me over. I was drenched from head to toe but couldn't help but laugh - as did my wife and son.
To cut a long story short the lorry had been delivering water to some of the small homesteads high in the mountains. Our car engine cooled, I filled up the radiator with water (plus a bottle for emergencies), just about turned the car round - though very apprehensive of the sheer drop - and then slowly drove down the mountain until finally we reached where we were staying on the coast.
My 'request' for water gushing everywhere certainly came true. It was as if the universe - or whoever, whatever - was playfully saying, "So you wanted water ... I'll give you water!"
Some will say that the lorry was heading in my direction anyway, but to me - and the way it felt at the time - it was like my request had been granted.
"Ask and it will be given to you ..."
"If you don't ask, you don't get ..."
Or any other quotes you can think of!
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