"our kinship with earth must be maintained; otherwise, we find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out."
terry tempest williams
thanks to ann marie. her blog is where i found this quote.
i ran into a friend today on my side of town. the side of town he laughs at and is light years away from where he lives even though we both call madison home. it honestly took me seconds to register him in my mind as he was so unexpected.
along with school and work he's on call in our city as an interpreter.
spanish is his first language but he speaks 5 different languages.
today he had patients at the eye doctor that needed his help.
after somewhat gutting my closets. the dining room looked like a garbage dump. i had 6 black force flex garbage bags filled to capacity and a few loose items in miscellaneous bags screaming to be set free. so off to the food pantry i went.
to say they were excited to see me
would be an understatement.
my son is working in construction. it's a job he has had off and on all through high school and right now it's pretty much full time. he is always dirty. always covered in something. usually it's mud. lots of mud. yesterday it was mud and tar. yep tar. black dried on tar after working on a foundation. it was on his boots. jeans. face and arms. i gave him a loaf of freshly baked corn bread and wished him good luck while his dad gave him a bottle of mineral spirits.
thank god he can do his laundry at his apartment.
that's only after he goes to the car wash
where they have the hand held wands where he can hose himself off first. boys.
today i bought him new work clothes at good-will
on monday. a big fun give-away
yes it has something to do with the sweater lady