What a great surprise I had this week! As I was sitting at my desk feeling, well, housebound (because I am), I started to receive quite a few texts from my sister. That in itself is not unusual since we communicate via texts on a daily basis. But these texts were more of the inquiring kind ("so...what time is the nurse coming today?", etc.), which I later realized was so she could figure out what my schedule was! But the text that really threw me off was when she texted me a photo...of MY donkeys! My mind raced to figure out this oddity, and as I was texting her back something like "that's weird; you just texted me a photo of MY donkeys", I happened to look out the window to see Patty and Anthony rounding the top of our driveway on foot with a soy latte for ME! WOW! Not only a surprise visit (for those who don't know, they live nearly 3 hours away!), but a latte, too! They only stayed for a brief time but the really sweet gesture made my week - and the huge latte lasted me all day! In other Lazy Vegan news, we continue to care for Julie as the days progress...check out her poem of the week at the end of this post! Also, was very happy to discover that after I replaced all the batteries in my three critter cams that I suddenly was back to getting night videos - which had dramatically dropped off in the past few weeks. Apparently the cameras still function on less battery power, although not as well...but once replaced I suddenly had tons of videos of night and day time critters, including two absolutely beautiful videos of a bobcat and a few of a very determined Possum!
Split Second Fox
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1923)
Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.
Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace,
And lay them prone upon the earth and cease
To ponder on themselves, the while they stare
At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere
In shapes of shifting lineage; let geese
Gabble and hiss, but heroes seek release
From dusty bondage into luminous air.
O blinding hour, O holy, terrible day,
When first the shaft into his vision shone
Of light anatomized! Euclid alone
Has looked on Beauty bare. Fortunate they
Who, though once only and then but far away,
Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.