happened upon this scene
while out on a walk today
i’m not sure what happened
but it couldn’t have been good.
“every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.”
kind of funny
that the weather channel on tv
that was supposed to warn me
about incoming dangerous storms
wasn’t working right
because of the incoming dangerous storms.
every so often
a word like ‘severe’ would pop up
and disappear back into the screen
hope it wasn’t saying,
‘turn this off and take cover immediately!’
‘if you can see this, you are in harm’s way!’
at least i lived to tell the tale
and that is still working for me.
“weather forecast for tonight: dark.”
something is lost or wandering.
(*question and response chain on my neighborhood website – mixed in among the recommendations for contractors, giveaways, news and upcoming events)
*Anyone lose a peacock? peahen?
A. C. from Crest/Washington · 8h ago
Was leaving the house a little after 11 maybe and a large peacock or peahen appeared wandering through the Kenwood backyards heading north.
P. V. from Crest/Washington · 8h ago
are you sure it wasnt a turkey?
C. G. from Dexter-Miller · 7h ago
A wild turkey has been seen on the South West Side in the last couple days.
A. C. from Crest/Washington · 5h ago
A friend and I were at the end of the drive way when we saw it come through the spaces between the garages and at first I thought I was really losing it because it looked like a vulture perching and then for a split second I did think it was a turkey but it was gone. I swear sometimes you never know in this neighborhood.
S. P. from Crest/Washington · 5h ago
Yes, saw the turkeys last year ( or year before ? ) walking up and around Fair Street near Glendale. I thought there used to be three of them.
J. S. from Dicken · 1h ago
Well. I can think of even a few turkeys who think they themselves are peacocks!
image credits: eric carle, pinterest
how this sizable and colorful bra
ended up in the bag of children’s dress-up clothes
just sitting there quietly
the mermaid, the dragon, and the cowboy gear
and who it might belong to.
all i know for sure is that
there is a story in here somewhere.
“i have never been bored an hour in my life.
i get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen
and it happens at fairly regular intervals.
-william allen white
imagine my surprise
when i went into a tim horton’s
order a dozen bagels
of a random variety
after the counter person put them into a bag for me
a random worker
from the drive-through section
“my customer wants a plain bagel and that’s the last one!”
and proceeded to try to reach into my bag to retrieve it.
all i could say was
“hey, those are the bagels that i just bought!”
with her hand in mid-air
at all of us
standing in front of the counter
went back to the drive-through
without another word
without another plain bagel
i wondered if that had really just happened.
yes, yes it had.
“i’ve said this before, and i say it again.
bagels can be an enormous power for good or for evil.
it is up to us to decide how we will use them.”