Basil went to school today, to meet a classroom
full of 4th graders, "he looks like Shilo", one little girl said,
and that made me smile, because he does.
i walked away, thinking how i miss a roomful of children at times,
miss their excitement and their wonder,
even miss the hallways, where their work is displayed. . .
and then i remember all the rules and the paperwork!
we came home and took a walk, just missing the downpour.
later i made soup with tender summer vegetables.
"Have the courage to let a thought slip by and not chase after it."