i fell asleep on the couch late yesterday morning, front door open to blooms and spring and the beginning of tourists, to the warmth and weekend sounds, fell asleep thinking i would just relax for 30 minutes, fell right sound asleep for almost 3 hours, and if i dreamed, i don't recall a one. when i awoke, the hackberry tree was full of leaves, my old friend this tree surprising me, and i had a confused moment or two, wondering how long i'd been asleep, seeing in my head the images from just last week of this self same very tree, covered with shadows of still leafless wintertime limbs.
the blue sky said spring was almost here, and it was right.
the scintilla project.
day 4. what does your everyday look like?
describe the scene of the happiest moment of every day.
it always starts here.
i raise the blinds and hello hackberry.
today this tree looks nothing like the image above;
today it is leafy and entertwined with wisteria blossoms.
today there is a breeze blowing and the sky has gone gray.
this tree sits at the almost end of the yard and we have kept each other company for almost 18 years. i write about it as one would a friend. it goes bare in the winter, and i can see the trees one block over, but in the heat of summer it spreads out and fills the width of my glass doors, blocking my view. shade from the heat. in the autumn its leaves fill the creek that angles through the yard. right now it is a provocative bit of polka dots and lace, its bareness still peeping through, limbs still showing.
it is my every morning conversation.