Late Roses and Tea Olive
I walked today after procrastinating for a very long time, reading interviews, older and new with Keith Richards and poor man- they always ask the same things- what was it like when you and Mick were feuding, did you really snort your dad's ashes, did you steal Anita from Brian, and mostly- why aren't you dead already?
READ THE BOOK, PEOPLE!
But now I know that he really misses going on tour which I could have guessed, that he is wearing comfortable clothes and staying masked and mostly at home, and that he and Mick are sending music back and forth because they were working on an album when Covid hit, his dogs are named "Sugar" and "Honey" AND that he doesn't have a cell phone.
Why would I? he asked.
So yeah, a walk and I'm always so amazed at how No Man Lord and his friends can spend hours sitting under a tree and just talking. They probably don't need cell phones either. We wave at each other and ask, "How ya doin'?"
Obviously I have very little to say today. I've just been at home, doing a little of this and a little of that. Cleaned the hen house, dumped the poopy hay on the compost pile, did a little weeding. Nothing special at all and yet, it's been a good day in its way. I'm feeling guilty right now because Mr. Moon is out shoveling compost on our garden after he spent an entire day shoveling compost in Lily's and Jessie's gardens and the sun has already set.
And he wonders why his shoulder hurts. He wonders why he gets so tired.
I'll say that the roses are still lovely in their late bloom, that the tea olive's scent is so strong and so intoxicating. I'll say that I'm a lucky damn woman. Those are the things I have to say and I think that's enough. My mind seems to be somewhere else right now, so I'll just wish everyone well, promise to be more be-here-now tomorrow.
I'm damn lucky too, although I often forget that fact. Hope you have a lovely evening and night.ReplyDelete
Stay safe my friend.
It is good to remember how lucky we are. I doubt you forget it very often.Delete
Stay right where you are if you want. Roses and tea olives intoxicating sounds amazing to me.ReplyDelete
No idea what tea olives are. Off to Google
Also known in New Orleans as "Sweet Olive." I love them immensely. Tiniest, most potent little blooms ever.Delete
Love to you.ReplyDelete
And back to you!Delete
Yes, we know where our lives are going; the question is how calmly will we get there. I do agree with you, read the book. My word, what discription.ReplyDelete
Isn't that the truth? I felt like I'd lived that life when I'd finished it. Sadly, I still couldn't play guitar.Delete
Sometimes it is the smallest details that make us feel so richly blessed. I love those moments!ReplyDelete
No need to be more present, or to be more anything. Just be Mary Moon.ReplyDelete
As the saying goes- everybody else is taken so I guess I will.Delete
Hugs and wishes to you for a sweet night.ReplyDelete
You too, e! Always.Delete
Tea olives?? Yes, I am off to Google as well!ReplyDelete
I wish Google had scrach'n'sniff.Delete
These quiet good days are to be savored. I suspect, for Mr. Moon, to be physically exhausted at the end of the day is a welcome feeling. I understand this, though I don't pursue it as I should.ReplyDelete
I think you're right. He wants to be exhausted by day's end. And he generally is.Delete
Good time to allow yourself to simply be. There is much we all need to unwind from given the events of recent years. Pax.ReplyDelete
Ain't that the truth? Thanks, Mary.Delete
As Mr Moon is so skilled at shovelling shit, please ask him to drive up to Washington D.C. and shovel the shit out of The White House.ReplyDelete
Good one, YP! LOL!Delete
Wouldn't that be so lovely? But I really don't want my husband in the penitentiary for the rest of his life. So...no.Delete
quiet uneventful days are good days. I should do my yoga this morning but I'm not. I think it will be a quiet uneventful day here today as it's raining finally, a nice steady rain.ReplyDelete
Why is rain such a good reason to simply relax and be? I love it when it rains.Delete
I envy people who can do without a cell phone. I can ALMOST do without one -- sometimes I forget it at home and find I don't miss it much. But when you need it and it's there, it's a good thing to have!ReplyDelete
Keith has PEOPLE for anything he'd need to use a phone for. He reads a lot. He plays guitar a lot. I think he's pretty happy without one.Delete
Be happy! It's enough.ReplyDelete
If I could go back and tell my young self one thing, I believe that would be it, Jenny.Delete
How wonderful that No Man Lord had Friends close enough to come visit and sit and talk to one another for Hours. You never tire of the Friendship of people you can spent large amounts of time with happily. I like that Keith Richards has no Cell Phone, if I didn't have Family insisting I have one I probably wouldn't either.ReplyDelete