The woman who ironed our clothes on the farm was with us when we visited the patch of forest we cut for lumber. I thrilled with unspeakable elation when she told me there was an easier way to say “the day before today,” and “the day after today.” I’ve never forgotten how to do it.
Small seedlings sprout in rich earth
Birds herald the spring
There’s a mystic element here Nan. It’s truly beautiful, the whole thing. It’s almost always the very ordinary people who has something real to teach.