July 16, 2011
My unexpected summer vacation…
This is my ward for the past two weeks, Patches. We play a lot of frisbee, which he’ll bring and drop at my feet to notify me when, in his opinion, I’ve been reading for too long. (I love his mismatched eyes, which are a common trait in his breed.)
Watching the moon set from the front porch. I can never see the moon anymore without reciting the mnemonic “C for Christos, D for Dios,” from The Lacuna, to tell whether the moon is waxing or waning. (If the curved side of the moon makes a ‘D,’ it’s being born, like God. If it makes a ‘C,’ it’s dying, like Christ.)
I had not realized how much I really needed this almost total break from the world until it happened. On Tuesday I’m back to the city and back to work.