The peas are coming up in the garden

Day 216

photo by Wilson Alvarez

photo by Wilson Alvarez

The peas are coming up in the garden and Revie checks them carefully when we go through the tiny gate.

He touches them lightly with his soft hands,

a small boy with bare feet and sweet brown eyes.

He picks flowers and puts them in his hair,

you can tell they make him feel special,

their golden petals resting against his curly brown hair.

He can spend the whole day outside and still cry when its time to come in,

and he loves to explore

off trail, through the woods,

delicately picking his way through the

Bloodroot leaves and the Trout Lily flowers,

light step after light step over the Lesser Celandine carpets

blanketing the ground.

We pick dandelions

and I show him we can eat them,

pluck a few petals

and put them on his tongue.

He spits them out

makes his face like “yuck!’

and offers me some.

The world is new for him,

and so it is for me too.

Thank you Revel,

for showing me the way.

For teaching me more than I can ever teach you.

Thank you for listening,

Love,

Natasha

photo by Wilson Alvarez

photo by Wilson Alvarez

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One response to “The peas are coming up in the garden

  1. Could taste the dandelions reading this! Your writing throughout this year has been each day like a little present- thank you for reckoning, recounting, reveling. .

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