Clump #194: Prepare for Easter.
I was feeling down in the dumps this morning when I was ordering corned beef and swiss cheese at the deli for ruben sandwiches. The clerk kept asking me question after question: “Is this the right thickness?” “Would you like to eat this slice?” Much more solicitous than usual. I kept feeling as though he sensed my funky state of mind and wanted to help. Finally, as I was about to leave the counter, he asked, “Do you celebrate Easter?” I said, “Yes,” to which he responded “I hope you have a Happy Easter.” I was touched by his sensitivity.
In our family we hold a jelly bean hunt Easter morning. This was a collection artfully arranged last year:
I just found a photo of unknown date that I took, of course, before I became perfect and would never have dust bunnies on my floors. But, honestly, I did not touch or alter this little guy.
The air right now is redolent of clementines, my niece’s favorite:
She’s gotten so good at peeling them, all in one piece … this one looks like a pumpkin.
The eggs are dyed, the beans are laid, and my mom’s hen is calmly presiding over the scene.
Whatever holiday you celebrate, I sincerely hope you have a happy one!