Thursday, December 15, 2016

Another Year Older

As Mr. Moon was making his bowl of cereal this morning he said, "Have you seen Dearie lately?"
"Not in two days," I said.
Next thing I knew I heard a frantic squawking and here came Dearie, flying across the yard from wherever she'd been and so I went outside and opened up the door to the hen house and threw some scratch and she settled in to peck surrounded by the other chickens. Then Mr. Moon found two bantie eggs in the pump house and that little hen is crazy, crazy, obviously.
I don't know if she's hanging out with a neighbor's flock or living on her own but she is very hungry this morning, still out there pecking at scratch after the rest of the birds have moved on to the next part of their stations of the yard.

The other day when Lily and I were in a Goodwill, John and Yoko's Happy Christmas came on the Goodwill radio and I teared up.
"Oh, Mommy, it's your favorite," said Lily. Maggie was bundled in her little carrier against her mother's bosom, and I stopped what I was doing for a moment to listen.
"It's okay, Maggie," said Lily. "Mer always cries when she hears that song."
The tears spilled over and I said, "We haven't done very well with that, have we?" as John and Yoko and those children sang out that war was over.
We must not want it.

Anyway, here it is. Always worth a listen. Always worth a wish. Always worth the tears.

Love...Ms. Moon Who Is Feeling Crazy, Crazy Like Her Little Hen


  1. "Happy new year, let's hope it's a good one, without any fear."
    "War is over, if you want it."
    Those children's precious faces.
    So open and hopeful.
    Oh Mary, now you have me crying.

  2. It's just the crazy season, Ms. Moon. It'll be okay eventually.

  3. This song always makes me cry. It is one of my favourites too.

  4. No, we haven't done well with that. "When will they ever learn?". Glad little Dearie is Ok. Sending love.

  5. I'm with you -- that song makes me tear up, too. I still miss John Lennon so much. Glad to hear that Dearie has reappeared! The mysteries of the chicken mind, once again!

  6. Always hits me deeply. Let's be crazy as hell and continue to spread kindness and love ALl OVER the planet.


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