Outside the windows, the sunshine called our names.
Barely 10:00 on a Monday morning and I said, “We forgot to say Good Morning.”
I held her up to the window, the baby almost two, and together we said, “Good Morning, God. Thank you.”
Once outside, she ran ahead through the field and picked tiny yellow scattered all over wildflowers.
About the size of her finger, the pinky one, she gave them to me.
And I thought.
I could see myself living this way, no concern over fashion or makeup, no worry over whether I’m dressed according to trend.
How does a woman over 60 dress anyway? One who loves home most of all?
Silly but serious thought…I could live a simple life.
My food, the occasional PB&J and lots of fruit and for breakfast, cheesy scrambled eggs with bacon. Tomatoes and a little lettuce, crackers, Ritz, a splurge.
I am considering the ease of it all.
I could live this way out in the wildflowers under the cloudless blue sky.
I could seek this, I decided, as she beckoned me this morning, “Hurry, hurry!”
And I did.
And I will again.