That’s How the Light Gets In

Yesterday the power company contractors came to our backyard, swarmed up our beautiful longsuffering Chinese elm and our heretofore unmolested crape myrtle and removed a goodly portion of them. My broken heart was little eased by thinking of the common good.

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Still, this new day has dawned fresh and bright, and my dawn patrol yielded treasure in a small tree in the front yard.

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A Leonard Cohen lyric comes to mind:

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in

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