...the delights of grocery shopping, something so mundane and so necessary. I miss it sorely, my daily interactions with other humans, the being able to see for myself what new fresh produce or interesting protein had arrived, the occasional treat of a fresh flower, the every week or so trip to a distant market with pan-Asian or Lebanese or Russian foods... All my skills of being able to find the best of what was available with my limited budget, to be able to choose just the right piece of fruit, to notice other humans and be able to find something to say to brighten their day... and on Saturdays, riding the bus to the farmer's market and walking around seeing the beautiful displays of effort expended and doing my small part to make that effort repaid. All gone now...
(the "market" is actually foraging for items in the yard here)
It has been a rough day. I miss my friends. I miss my family. I miss the touch of another human hand. I miss thinking that those things will come again. I miss believing that the light at the end of the tunnel will not be the oncoming train. Yesterday I found out that the chemicals they are spraying the protesters with, not just downtown, but in residential neighborhoods, including less than a mile from Acorn Cottage, those chemicals are known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. Not gas that will dissipate, but dust that will stick around and move about. The powers that be are poisoning our city. Oh, not in the posh neighborhoods where the wealthy live, but in the places where everyday folks make their homes, and have to work, and try to get by, and protest for equity and survival... I am sick at heart.
August SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||scribal sketchbook||light bulbs replaced||-|
|2||scroll for Countess E||x||-|
|3||tiny knitting bag||x||-|
|4||tiny tote bag||x||-|
today's gratitude - fruit that falls from the sky. A plum tree full of huge ripe plums (not prune plums but about the size of a large peach) left one on the sidewalk as I was walking early this morning. After a good wash, and cutting away the smooshed portion, it was a great addition to my breakfast today