Today I thought I’d make a list of things about which I’m confident.*
—The sun’ll come out tomorrow
—Chickens will make me laugh
—I will never ceased to be thrilled and amazed by the life-cycle of agriculture, from prepping and planting to harvesting and eating
—I’m scared of everything
—My soul needs poetry like my body needs water
—Bluebirds. Just, guys, come on. Bluebirds.
—My cat is liquid love masquerading as a companion animal
—My cat is a jerk
—Growing things is hard work
—Hard work leaves me feeling satisfied
—Hard work calls for good food
—Good food and hard work are best shared with friends
—2012 hollowed me out with sorrow and loss.
*Patricia once described me as confident. Today made me think about that, and laugh. I think she knows me much better now.