thursday || the golden hour

day 187
“You can't protect other people, however hard you try.” 
― Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

i row almost 9,000 meters today, i sweat and laugh
and fill gratitude for the others around me in their "boats". 
the weather is just about perfect and the dog and i water
and water. i pick more peas and leave a pile of strawberries for
him to find in the grass, which he does and i watch him eat them
from the deck, feeling like we shared a secret. i gently poke around
the potatoes, feeling for the tiny new ones, not quite yet, i think. 
we talk about plans for a trip in the fall over lunch and i start a new book.