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Yesterday

Yesterday morning in the woods I met a man dressed in bowhunters' garb, using a golf club as a cane as he limped along, accompanied by his lovely, friendly English setter. This man had a face well used to smiling, though he had very few teeth. Our greeting pleasantries were interrupted by snowmobiles, grooming the trail. The second snowmobile dragged a thing like a harrow, un-compacting the hardened snow.

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Today

In the Dunkin Donuts this morning, "I'm going to make a man out of you," from the movie Mulan, was blaring. How I smiled! This song is a favorite in our house. Another Disney song followed.

"Is this a . . . a cassette?" I asked the young woman at the counter. I was reaching for the word "CD" but "cassette"--a throwback to my own youth--was what came out.

"No, it's Pandora, on the Disney channel," she said, smiling sheepishly.

The day before yesterday

The first day of warm weather, the air full of melting snow. I walked to the supermarket. Ahead of me, a young mom with her small son. In the supermarket I passed them several times. After I paid, I walked out, only to find them ahead of me again on the sidewalk.

Cell phone photo from an old cell phone, so it's tiny and blurry

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"We must have had about the same amount of shopping to do," I said as I passed them (you walk at a much more leisurely pace when you're with someone with tiny legs).


Comments

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wlotusopenid
Mar. 14th, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)
I love Sweet Honey In the Rock's sound. LOVE. It reminds me of what I always imagined family should feel like.
asakiyume
Mar. 14th, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
I so agree with you about Sweet Honey in the Rock. Listening to a playlist on Youtube right now.
sartorias
Mar. 14th, 2015 07:06 pm (UTC)
I remember that sidewalk! How odd to see it with white stuff!
asakiyume
Mar. 15th, 2015 01:54 pm (UTC)
Now the tide has turned, though--and one day it will be green and lush again.
sovay
Mar. 14th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
Our greeting pleasantries were interrupted by snowmobiles, grooming the trail. The second snowmobile dragged a thing like a harrow, un-compacting the hardened snow.

Sowing spring!
asakiyume
Mar. 15th, 2015 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yes--though the snowmobilers would be loath to think of it that way.
queenoftheskies
Mar. 14th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
I love the music from Mulan, too.

Will you have Spring soon?
asakiyume
Mar. 15th, 2015 01:55 pm (UTC)
I think we will.
inspirethoughts
Mar. 15th, 2015 12:19 pm (UTC)
Love the movie Mulan. Mother and son pic is cute.
asakiyume
Mar. 15th, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC)
I love Mulan too.
oiktirmos
Mar. 15th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
Life in Alaska, MA.

Neat photo of the mom and kid.

Wonder how many memories Dunkin Donuts conjures up in people. To me the name reminds me of a photo book of the Agnes flood with an image of a Dunkin Donuts buried halfway to the top in water, with the heading "By 9 o'clock the donuts were dunked."
asakiyume
Mar. 16th, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
What a well-captioned photo that was!
amaebi
Mar. 16th, 2015 10:59 am (UTC)
SomehowI hadn't noticed the three-dayness of this. Looking at it today, noticing at last, I began wondering whether the third day would be Tomorrow.
asakiyume
Mar. 17th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
That would be a very clever trick indeed :-)
asakiyume
Mar. 17th, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
That would be a very clever trick indeed :-)
docdad2
Mar. 17th, 2015 01:30 pm (UTC)
so little snow
I admire your setting. Mine will look like that in a few more (months? weeks? days?).
asakiyume
Mar. 17th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
The difference between your Vermont setting and my western Massachusetts one!

Hoping you see a thaw soon.
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