When I recently spotted this picnic table waiting, I was struck with loneliness.
Songs of being alone sat heavy on my heart.
Even the houses have turned their backs to this lonely table.
Picnics in my mind are for sharing love and languishing delightedly in the day.
Picnics are for sharing laughter and a song.
Picnics are for good food and cold drinks.
Picnics are for sharing with a friend and family.
I will bring a tall, icy pitcher of tea with sliced lemons,
sandwiches sprinkled with peppers and slabs of fresh garden tomatoes,
and a tall chocolatey confection wrapped with buttercream frosting.
But most of all I will bring love and laughter and a song to sing.
Come along with me, let's have a picnic today.
What will you bring to the day?
PS - my pansy pods are drying and when they are ready I will be sending
to Mark, Laurie, Judith, and Glenna. There is one more pod drying if I missed
someone that would like one. I have Mark and Laurie's addresses, but
Judith and Glenna, I will need your address. You can find my email address
in my profile to send the address. Can't wait to share.