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Moments of yellow – 11/363 – sweetcorn and unexpected kindness

Grrr.  The day is FRENZIED.  I sprint to yoga to find the class already full.  Trudge to bus stop.  Miss bus by a breath.  Next one arrives 20 minutes late. Go to the Co-op for dinner supplies. The self service tills overcharge me for my sweetcorn.

So the assistant clears one, giving me two for the price of one.  This takes me below the £5 spend I need to get a sticker – we’re collecting for a toy for our nephew.  ‘Can I still have one?’ I ask.  ‘The promotion ends this week and I’m borderline on getting enough.’  He asks, ‘How many do you still need?’  ‘Five’ I answer.  He gives me five.

“Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweetcorn and flowers, through sports, music and books, raising kids – all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through…one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.” (Garrison Keillor)

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Thanks to Isabel Eyre.  I meant to photograph the actual cobs I bought.  But I forgot and ate them (yum).

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