We crave sunshine, light, rooms with windows. We like the warm sun on our backs on a winter day. The burning sun on our backs on a day over 100 degrees is a bit of a problem. If you’re lucky you can stay inside on days like that, hoping the air conditioner doesn’t break. That walk in the early morning is the best summer sunshine for me.
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The visitors in the garden announce themselves with holes in the dirt. A biggish hole? Maybe a rabbits den – I’ve had them sneak into my yard and have babies before. Maybe a snake? Do I want to fill the tunnel with water to see if a rattler crawls out? Lizards don’t dig tunnels, do they? I have lots of lizards. Hello, down there . . . who are you?
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My neighbors are mostly older people who want smaller homes with small yards. But recently a family with two kids moved into a house across the street. It’s great to see young kids in the neighborhood. They don’t play outside, I guess kids don’t do that anymore, but they are visible now and then. Youth! Hope! Exuberance!
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She had an illegal app that gave her the coordinates. She entered them in the control panel of the self-driving car. An alert said, “We are sorry, but we cannot drive you to that location.”
She thought that might happen, so she entered the closest location to the electrified border around the city that she could. She’d heard about a way to get through to the outside using a tunnel. It was her last hope.
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I used that app that turns everything to a blueprint to compare the faces. I could see similarities in eye shape, forehead shape, and chins. Without that comparison they looked nothing alike. It was a mystery how they found each other after all being adopted by different families, but the facial match was unmistakable. Now on to DNA tests.
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The birds, the birds make such a concert outside my window. Something too tiny to see is chirping, chirping. The doves are warming up for the day. A woodpecker pounds away on a power pole. The roadrunners bark occasionally. Above the wet grass the cliff swallows circle and dive in silence. Breakfast is better than singing.
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It’s not so easy to get toxic people out of your life. Especially if they work near your cubical. There’s one guy who comes back from lunch and talks about the strippers at the bar where he eats. There’s one woman who complains about her life endlessly. I hate being within sound range of these people but don’t know how to get away short of quitting a job I need.
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My best friend has many good qualities that I admire. But one quality stands out above all the others. She never complains. About anything. So many people bitch and complain about everything in life and in the world in general. Not her. She’s always cheerful, helpful, and doing her best.
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Male laughter came from the subway car when the doors slid open. A Muslim woman ran out of the car and crashed into me. My coffee flew one way and my briefcase went another. I picked up the woman, my briefcase, and my vente-sized trash. The woman was in tears so . . .
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One of my favorite TV shows is about a women’s prison. During the latest season, a big hole was cut in the fence during several episodes. Only two people took the opportunity to step through the fence and walk away from the prison. Most of them wanted to stay where they were, do their time, then be free. But the real truth is the world waiting for them outside had nothing to offer, especially no hope.
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