Preface: Thursday November 28th
We are entering a wonderful time of the year. Special days galore surround us: New Year, Christmas, Hanukkah, plus endless family celebrations will be the norm.
In the midst of this happy milieu we all struggle to handle our ongoing daily commitments. I have a writing due for my creative writing class on each of three closely grouped days – November 28th, December 4th, and December 18th. Necessity provides the incentive to create a “do-able” solution. I have decided to present three loosely related vignettes, one on each of the dates mentioned. The first one is today. A cautionary note: the dictionary defines a vignette as “A short, graceful, literary sketch.” I can guarantee only the short part. The other three elements may, or may not, be achieved!
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Age is interesting. There are few “How to Navigate” or “How to Understand” instructions for this very special portion of life. Each day brings surprises. Some are not welcome, some even very difficult, but many are delightful.
Musing about this, on one morning walk, I marvelled at the beauty of the sky. Clouds battled with sunshine, creating a checkered pattern from horizon to horizon. My sense of pleasure was intense. A complete stranger stopped and pointed out to me a flock of crows, engaged in a real battle over one small chunk of bread. We watched, laughed, visited, and then moved on. Continue reading