I have a strong feeling
that olive has a strong feeling
about me leaving for a few days.
I hear you.
“the most important thing in communication
is hearing what isn’t said.”
both on the same kinder playground
under the same spring sun
sitting on the same wooden bench
each sharing a complaint with the other
one says that she is so hot that she is sweating
the other says that she so cold that she is freezing
both are sincere in describing what they are feeling
each accepts what the other is saying
and listens without judgement.
“truth can be stated in a thousand different ways,
yet each one can be true.”
we lie around
on a rainy afternoon
listening to the radio
one of us
a first-time storyteller on npr
as she shares with the nation
her bittersweet tale
there are 11 people of all ages
4 dogs of all shapes
the food, drinks, games
we could possibly need
and no timeline or agenda
on this long lazy weekend
all tucked in together
in 1 cozy house
on 1 pretty lake
and all that
1 huge level of comfort.
it is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
– ralph waldo emerson
with yet another day of below zero temps and flying snow, i have warm memories of baby v and lewis the cat, as they crossed paths last summer at my favorite garden store, just a beautiful walk away from the cottage.
i’m just going to stop over for a minute and tell lewis something.
okay, we are good.
lewis is a well-respected and incredibly tolerant employee. and a very good listener.
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ~John Steinbeck