Morning, Jesus. Here I am. Are you still here? Of course, you are. Silly me. Would you like coffee or tea? Why are you looking at me like that? Oh, the dishtowel. Why am I wearing a red dishtowel on my head and this red top over my green nightie? Well, remember that guy in Colorado who said the hummingbirds came up to him while he was wearing his red shirt and they stuck their beaks in his ear? I thought I’d see if . . . pretty goofy, huh? By the way, how do those ants always find that feeder?
Oh look! See that butterfly? You do? How? You’re looking right at me? Oh, yeah. I forgot. You see everything. Anyway, I’ve been trying to capture him for a year. He never sits still long enough. Be right back.
Are you laughing at me? I know. No hummingbird is going to come by here if I’m jumping over there. If I don’t sit still. Hey, what’s wrong with that tree? Is it a spruce? I think it’s dying. I love sitting out here on the porch with you in the mornings. It’s beautiful today, isn’t it. Thank you. We could still use some rain, though.
You know Ann Voskamp? Of course you do. Did you see her post yesterday? Of course, you did. You helped write it. Anyway, I’ve been wondering the same thing. Why am I here? In this place. In this time? How come I didn’t live back in the 1700s or 1800s or even earlier? Why do I get to live in this house, enjoy this porch? How did you weave everyone’s way over the years to bring me here? I feel so petty sometimes fretting about stuff when so many don’t have stuff to fret about. They don’t even know where their next bite of food is coming from or when they’ll get hit again. It’s all so overwhelming. Makes my heart ache.
Let’s just hold hands and rock a bit, okay?
Well, I could sit out here with you all day, but I have stuff I’ve gotta do inside. You’ll wait for me, right? Wait, I have an idea. Why don’t you come with me, and we’ll do this stuff together.
Joining Lisa Jo today for what she calls a free write flash mob. Five minutes of unedited word spill on the same prompt. Today the word is here. How about slipping over to see how others hear it. Better yet, how about joining in and linking up. Set your timer for five minutes. Go!
(Of course, adding the photos takes a little longer.)
Linking also with Cheryl today.
And with Michelle