I saw a nice, new, ice blue Camry with shiny chrome details the other day driven by a little white-haired woman. I got a good look at her stopped at a traffic light. She was neatly dressed with well-coiffed locks, probably around 70. The car was brand new and in excellent shape. It looked washed, waxed, and professionally detailed. The design on the door floored me. There was a fairly large peace sign (maybe 10 inches in diameter) on the driver’s door. It looked like a vinyl decal.
I see these once in a while on older cars, usually a little beat up, surrounded by other stickers that fall into such categories as liberal, religiously ambiguous, or Bush-thumpin’. I’ve never seen one alongside a Redneck or Git r Done decal, but I’m holding out for a Holiday surprise. Interesting – I can honestly say I’ve never seen a peace sign on a car with any sort of Jesus loves you/me/everybody message. Hmmmmmm.
Anyway, before I go off on any mean-spirited tangents, let me circle back to the warm fuzzy point. This cute little old lady slapped a dirty old decal on the side of her brand new car just to express something extremely EXTREMELY important. And I was lucky enough to witness it as the Holiday season is kicking off this year.