Putting Down Roots

I could listen all day
October 7, 2010, 7:05 pm
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Lilly had told us about how the toy store sold good homemade ice cream, so we stopped in there on the way back from planting about 50 broccoli plants with a woman (broccoli was apparently all she ever wanted to eat.) I just about fell in love with the guy who served us. He was tall and lanky and the most endearing sort of geek. He gave us about 6 tastes each, starting with us each requesting a flavor, and continuing with him taking us down the line, giving us a tour of his favorites (the kicker being that he’s lactose intolerant). He knew the story behind the caramel sauce, and how sundaes became a thing, and how soda fountains used to work, and pretty much everything you need to know about anything connected with ice cream. He was brilliant.

And then tonight we went to a poetry reading (slam-type stuff, but not a slam, because folks were just sharing, not getting judged), where we got to be the only white kids in the room (until a couple of hipsters showed up and sat right next to us). Oh man oh man, listening to those folks rhyme was something else.

A day full of folks speaking something wonderful into the air around us, using their voices to say what’s important to them. A good, good day to have ears.


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