These days I am baking scones for neighbors. Making whales of old fabric. Saving bottle caps and pull tabs.
Sunday morning the sun rose first like a pink ghost then orange with a red halo and finally bright and bold and yellow. I am making stories out of hellos and goodbyes and writing middles where nothing was before.
I am making myself giddy with thin air.
Today I locked my keys in the car and breathed reconditioned air. I ate bland food and sat through idle chatter. I bought diapers and fabric and buttons and bug spray. I didn't care through all of it because I am using my imagination. I am making characters to suit my needs.
They gather little bits of quiet exuberance and try to build a life of it.