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