Friday, January 16, 2015
Do you see it? Sunshine! And the sky is the color of perfectly faded old Levis.
I woke up on a different planet today. One which is infinitely more cheerful and the birds are talking about it and Elvis is crowing and I think I'll stay home today and take care of stuff here. And one of the things I hope to do is figure out what is taking my chickens.
Missy never did show up and so she must be gone. And last night when I put the chickens to bed, I realized that Miss Ozzie was not there and she is not here this morning and what the hell? She is old but I don't see her body. Again, I haven't really searched.
This is horrible and I hate it.
Well, for the moment all seems peaceful. I need to take trash and recycle. I need to walk. I need to mop and sweep and wash sheets and make order and cleanliness or at least make a stab in that direction.
I need to let my soul unfold in this sunlight. It has been curled up, a pathetic thing. Perhaps I will hang the sheets on the line and the sight of them will be like a prayer flag of white, sending clean thoughts and hopes up to this good blue sky.
A scarlet cardinal sits in the wisteria. Another sort of hope. Right, Emily?
I hope your world has hope in it today too.