I stop and stare down at the trail. “What kind of ass leaves a cigarette butt on the ground in a public park?”
“A Deluxe Premium Ass?” my daughter suggests helpfully.
You know, in case I’d forgotten I was walking with the most AWESOME AND FUNNY PERSON ON THE PLANET.
It is not possible for me to accurately photograph, describe, or render in poetry and prose how wonderful, green, and alive it is here – year round. Our weather is perfect. Amazing. It is wet and grey and cold a lot for a big part of the year. But even that is incredibly cozy and alive and real. And all around the calendar, it is so crisp and beautiful and green. Just: greener than life.
On the trail, some signs of human interference. “Courtney [heart]’Z Penis”:
My daughter manages a small trickle of a stream:
Hutch waits patiently. He ran a lot today. He loved being in the woods with us.
Later: my friend C. has a big milestone today. I love her very much. I reflected for a couple days on what kind of thing I could buy her, or write for her, or make. Today I fashioned a loaf of the challah I knew she enjoyed and wrapped it fresh out of the oven, with a homemade card and my blessing.
Tomorrow: yoga, a visit to a museum. Maybe. We will see! Let not our plans get in the way of our life.