A day spent working at a friend’s still, calm house. The ideal working conditions: No internet. No phone. The only procrastination task was making tea. So, I made a lot of tea. And stayed wide awake.
The garden was full of sweet peas and I cut some to bring inside. There was even a diced tomato can in the recycling bin to put them in. I stayed until 9 and rode my bike home across Berkeley in the dark. I have two lights and they blinked and shone all the way home. My own house was full of boys, computer on, television on. While I was gone, a lamp met with an “accident.” And they were all so happy — because it is summer and, really, who cares if a lamp has an accident?