this is where it all began
my lifelong love and fascination
with the spy business
in this just-leaked satellite photo from the early 60’s
i was on assignment
my cover was
as a seven year old girl
posing casually out front
after a long day spent at the office
i feel quite sure no one suspected.
“i think I would have been a hopeless spy. i love telling stories and am almost entirely unable to keep a secret.”
maybe the pool opens when the last of the snow vanishes?
“nature is never static. it is always changing. everything is in a constant state of flux.
nothing endures. everything is in the process of either coming into being or expiring.”
― kilroy j. oldster
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
with a hundred possible self-serve drink combinations,
what could possibly go wrong?
all that we have to do is choose all of them.
“the risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”
when looking at the trees on the kinder playground
it’s easy to see how tall the little people are
the green does not dare begin until it is
above and safely out of the reach of their tiny hands
even if they are standing on tippy toes
pulling, climbing, bending, picking, snapping
the trees do the math and live to tell the tale.
“trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.”
-zora neale hurston
had tea and morning meditation with one
surprised and had coffee with another
shared a friendly birthday dinner with yet another, at her in-laws’.
it was a good day.
‘be happy for this moment. this moment is your life.”
image credits: google images, pinterest
i love her final gesture
and it made me give pause –
if i were to go today
i would leave behind the following things for others to enjoy:
$7.oo, a sock monkey, photographs, glitter, collage projects, letters and books.
i hope there is no fighting over the monkey.
“laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.”
credits: getty images, mental floss