the year of smiles and shut teeth. giving better, giving up. ambition like a small soft fern. feeding and watering, back from the dead. year of learning from the succulents. year of working, kinesis. year of less. fewer words but longer steps. bought a bag of dried chickpeas this morning, stashed it in my purse for emergency protein. year of emergency protein. the year that i was Happy and i learned to say No Thank You. year i was alone, year i wasn’t lonely. giving and getting, better and up.
(somewhere quiet enough to hear the wind chimes)