Thank you to my slicing community at Two Writing Teachers for holding each other together through our writing during this month’s writing challenge and life change. This is day 15. Today I’m especially inspired by Lanny Ball , Kevin and Jess.
A Slice of Normalcy #sol20
March 15, 2020
Saturdays are usually full of errands and busy work. We go to stores and drop off dry cleaning. We plan for the next week and power through housework. Yesterday felt different.
It started out mostly normal. Lily and I took our predawn walk. We discussed what she spelled and the moon just like every other morning. We stopped to get the paper silently delivered during the night. We walked down the drive toward to lights glowing through the open front door. We made dog breakfast, coffee, and small talk. We sat in our usual seats. It almost felt like every other Saturday.
But we didn’t think about going to a store and the housework didn’t seem pressing.
Around nine, Lily decided it was time for our dog Saturday routine. We all got in the car and drove over to the park. There were a couple of cars in the parking lot, but no one in sight. That’s not unusual for early on a Saturday. As we got out of the car, the sky was that expansive blue that I love so much. The field was just beginning to green. As we neared the tree line, the trees are beginning to bud. I wondered if we might see a bird or a beginning wildflower.
The air feels fresh and I breathe deep. I try to enjoy each tiny bit of what I see, feasting my tired eyes on nature. Today I stop by the stone while and peer off to the beautiful blue of the water reflecting that blue, blue sky. I fill up with that image. Here it is. Just like all the other Saturdays. Trees, water, blue sky, and silence.
We make our way back to the car, the usual banter between us. Happy in the company of our little triad. For a few minutes, I relax in the moment… in the normalcy.