Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Yesterday, I had the pleasure – yes, the pleasure – of mowing this beautiful backyard of ours. I used our electric mower, which cruises sweetly and almost silently along , and it was an honest delight to see the smoothly trimmed grass when I looked back. It was labor, yes, but it was captivating labor, the kind I might gladly pay somebody to let me perform. I was almost disappointed when I was finished and there was no more green grass waiting to be smoothly sheared.
SHAKING LILACS (about Shay M., 91, Blessings, CT, USA) May 11, 2021 In May, he studies the lilacs in his little yard as they shake in the hushed winds that springtime sends them. He loves his lilacs, and they show their friendship by sharing their best ways of shaking as the minutes of the day dance along and he sits still, like a serious student, studying how bluish blossoms bring him ways to live and love.