Sun, song, and Leon
“Oh! How I love a sale… I’m glad Typist brought home a few daffodils from the grocery yesterday. The morning sunlight illuminating the opening buds is so… yummy,” Urania said.
“Ummm…” Calliope fidgeted with her zipper, “… it’s Sunday.”
“So?” asked Thalia.
“Well, we’re not supposed to write on Sundays.”
“Pfffft! Making rules about not showing up on Sunday is almost as ridiculous as not spending the extra 99 cents for a bunch of daffodils. Creativity isn’t tied to the ticking wall clock. If she’s got something to say, she says it.” Thalia turned up the volume on one of her favorite songs. “Do you think if a songwriter is gifted a lyric on a Sunday that they ignore it?”
“Good point,” Nia agreed.
“Okay.” Rule-follower Cal agreed to be a rule-breaker. “Since we’re here anyhow, can we tell our readers about Leon?”
“Typist can do it.” Thalia started pulling ingredients for scones from the pantry. “We have a fisherman’s accomplishment to celebrate this morning. Let’s get baking!”
A word from Typist:
My Lord, what a morning!
(I think that’s from Porgy and Bess? Anybody know?)
Sunshine warmed my cheeks on the morning stroll.
My favorite fisherman is home safely with a trophy. The vicarious mother’s joy I feel is like a red helium-filled balloon lifting into the sky.
Oh! And Leon… Do you remember that shortly after my diagnosis, the only thing I could think to ask for was uplifting clips, quotes, and photos? You all have been filling my cup and I am really grateful!
One friend has introduced me to Leon — a rescued grocery store lobster. I find myself drawn in and fascinated by the creature’s transformations. Nature is amazing! And by the way… I believe humans are a part of nature. Do you?