Essential Travel

If you are fully vaccinated and two weeks out from the second vaccination you may travel, but only essential travel advised by whomever is in charge of telling us all what to do. My essential travel includes visiting grandson, daughter and son-in-love in Chicago. Essential travel also includes attending Mama Laurie’s memorial service in Snowmass, Colorado. Ashes will be strewn on Fanny Hill instead of Naked Lady. In fact, it will be essential to travel to California for Chris and Aida’s wedding in the fall. Hope to visit Tom and Elise and see their new home.

On another note, we are adjusting to Toby the puppy’s antics and growing pains. I forgot about the needle teeth but have bloody scars to remind me. I forgot about the ooops, he had an accident in the house. Some days are better than others. Toby sleeps from 8pm until 4am. Goes out to do his business and sleeps another two hours. Not bad. He needs two walks in the morning to calm down. Toby is an adventurous lad who likes to run through the culverts. The first time nearly gave me a heart attack until I saw him come through the other side. He went back in to show me how safe it really is. Really.

Poetry Saves Lives

I came across this Wendell Berry poem which makes me feel hopeful and filled with love.

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free