Things I am grateful for today
1. Kind and quirky people that thoughtfully arrange a tableau*
like this one
on a well-traveled road.
So that people like me
can laugh at them
while we drive by,
taking a break from singing along
to John Denver tunes
to torture my children
Seriously, is this great or what?
And I never would have found
the ape hiding in the brush
next to the motorcycle
if I hadn't stopped to take the photo.
* I know, I know, the background looks totally fake but it is absolutely for realsies. Those are genuine mountains not a JC Penney Studio backdrop
2. That Flying Squirrel Boy
has been safely delivered to college
3. That he is now attending
Brigham Young University,
the same college
his older brother is attending.
(Don't be fooled.
Although they both prefer communist eyewear
They are actually free market capitalists)