Posted by: mew | September 22, 2009

three lovely things

One:  The rain stopped for a few hours, and the earth looks so green after the deluge, it is as if early Autumn is nostalgic for her golden-green youth in Spring.  Like a mature lady pinning up her hair like she used to wear it when she was 19 and preening in the mirror for a few minutes, remembering ….

Two:  The hummingbird who came so close to me today as I stood in the garden that she brushed my arm with her wing.  She visited flowers all around my head for about two minutes while I tried not to move.  She was so beautiful I had tears in my eyes by the end of the little visit.  I was especially moved since I’d just lamented to F. last night that I suspected the hummingbirds had already begun their migration, as I hadn’t seen one in about four days.  (He reassured me he’d seen one about 20 minutes before I started whining.)

Three:  F. and I read the local free news sheet (Coffee Talk) today in the diner while eating yummy and fattening Southern soul food on his lunch break, and there was a little paragraph about a man and woman in New York City who’d done the equivalent of winning the baby lottery by having identical triplets, and how the babies are so identical the only way the parents can tell them apart is with I.D. bracelets.  F. said, “What difference does it make?” and scoffed at the idea of I.D. bracelets on infants.  (He’s one of those what’s-in-a-name folks.)  I argued that it made a lot of difference, whereupon F. told me if we have identical triplets, or even twins, he will make it a practice to confuse me by switching around the bracelets every single day — with such an impish little grin on his face that I burst out laughing.

He would totally do it, too.

Y’all better hope we don’t have identical twins.  That would be weird, huh?  (“This is Jeffrey — or maybe it’s James?  Anyway, it’s a new little soul on planet Earth.”)  Twins do run in my family, on both sides — but luckily they’re all fraternal twins, not identical.

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(Photo is mine, taken by standing absolutely still — I didn’t want to scare her away — and just pressing the button and hoping the camera caught her.  Imagine my elation when I later discovered it did.)

p.s. This whole idea of recording three beautiful things during your day is taken from Clare Grant’s website.  I changed it a bit, because F. making me laugh hysterically didn’t really qualify as beautiful — but it was lovely.

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  1. […] hard to capture the birds, nearly impossible to catch the hummingbirds — although I managed it once, and that because it flew right up to where I was standing and brushed my arm, obviously portrait […]

  2. […] hummingbird flew so close to me her wing brushed my […]

  3. […] hard to capture the birds, nearly impossible to catch the hummingbirds — although I managed it once, and that because it flew right up to where I was standing and brushed my arm, obviously portrait […]


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