Necessary Unpleasantness

December 26, 2018.  ‘Tis that time of year for tending to things put off … I don’t make New Year Resolutions, but I do focus on major to-dos, getting some of them off the list, off my conscience before the year ends.   Like cutting back the yaupon holly – arched trunk  extending over the sidewalk, into the street.  Of course I took photos before we began cutting.  The chore is done, off the list, but my conscience is unsettled.  If  only I could’ve moved the street instead …

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4 thoughts on “Necessary Unpleasantness

  1. I missed this in my haste to head North, glad that I came back to check. Your respect for nature shines through, and I love how describe the “inner chainsaw whirring”. What a metaphor for life – the intentions we set, the decisions we make, with no understanding of the longterm commitment.

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