Yea to : hoses that spit out water, neighbors that laugh on their back patios, dogs that look but don’t bark, goat cheese/feta cheese/mozzarella cheese for summer entrees and salads, Tylenol, catching snippets of K’s calls with coworkers when the client is not on the line, writing, dianaphotoapp, color, and fall-cooled air. Vaccines. Coffee. A new fence and the money to pay for it!
Nay to : clothes in general but chafing bras in particular, yard crews that violate the city’s leaf blower summertime ban, trucks backing up (especially before 8 am), the thought of school being in session again and all those people with Cape houses coming back, lumbar pain, hip pain, shoes that don’t slide on, plastic packages that won’t open, the death cult ruining a flawed but promising country, ours.
Will my Virginia Bluebells come back? Will Dems really let an arcane senate rule take down democracy? Does Obama have to shuffle and wear rags to avoid the scorn of some white people? *
Sitting on the deck right now, I hear crickets or tree frogs, I can’t tell which. A jay calls out. And again. The schoolyard is empty but for one mother and toddler. A “knee baby” is what an enslaved woman in the 1730’s might have called the little one.
The temperature is perfect. My bra chafes anyway. The tall yellow flowers came back this year after two years of no shows!
Today I will make a tomato, basil, and mozzarella salad.
I gargled with hydrogen peroxide this morning after reading yet another description of how much more aggressive the delta variant is.
Hope you have a good day, which I mistakenly typed as “food day” and yes, I hope you have a food day as well!
What are people reading? Watching on TV?
My last input: in a British murder mystery, if a man is out clipping his roses, he is either the next victim or the murderer.
* Notes: https://www.nytimes.com/
My father was often one of the only black men at the law firms he worked at back in the day. He never wore name brand clothes & when he brought a new car, he parked blocks away from the building. He told me to never let white people have an idea of how much money you make.— And The Tweet Goes On (@lacadri34) August 15, 2021
PS Laurence Tribe was not invited.
Collage elements include: my photo of a building at the McLeod Plantation, SC, the Paris Collage Collective prompt (man in bathing suit), clouds shot from plane during recent trip to LA, grid from an installation at Denver Art Museum two years ago, two of my quilts, another collage (that includes a photo of Italy)