Sunday, October 30, 2011
Leaves scatter across the front lawn, and I just laugh. I won't have to rake them this year, which causes an unusual amount of joy to well up in me. Turning back to the task at hand, I wrap another picture in bubble wrap and stick it in the box with the others. We're moving in about a week to a town about fifteen minutes away from here. There's a beautiful tree at our new house. It looks ancient and leans slightly to the right, threatening to shed its yellow leaves onto the cracked cement below. This will be a good move. A time for change, a time to start over, a time to improve. It will also complicate things, but that's how life works: you give a little, it takes a lot.