Here coffee spills every day. I want to hang a sign over our house that says Welcome to Coffee Falls. Hold onto your beverage.
It takes stamina to live this simply. We are conserving ourselves. For what, we don’t know. But we cherish the ordinary.
Elders remind me how comparatively young I am. But young people can flip that feeling when they remind me how old I seem to them.
Using our thumbs this way, are we evolving our body parts in a new direction? What would Darwin say? My thumb hurts.
My ugly garden grows many things, my mood among them. I’ve made a few mistakes, but the creative problem solving keeps me sharp.
A couple weeks ago I woke up very early in the morning and my eyes itched terribly. So I dug into them like I was scouring a frying pan.
It’s the tiny acts of domesticity that keep us together and tear us apart when we share a home for a long period of time.