Two in one day!
I just had to share a little thing. A little thing that is one of the nice things about selling books online — in small quantity — and having a Post Office within walking distance.
I just got back from walking down to our local Post Office to mail a copy of Mehville’s The Confidence-Man* to New Jersey. It’s pretty cold out today, but very bright. The sky is that perfect shade of blue, and the half-ish moon has risen early and greeted me as I walked east on our block, toward the Post Office.
I was about half a block away from the Post Office, when I heard a sound like someone shuffling up behind me. I turned around and no one was there. Looking down I saw a dried hydrangea flower head making its way toward me.
Satisfied that I was in no danger, I walked on. That hydrangea caught up with me and stayed with me for a bit, then leapt in front of me and stopped. I stopped, too.
I looked down at the hydrangea and it up at me.
It just sat there looking like it wanted to tell me something.
We stayed that way for a few moments, then I grinned, and the hydrangea bounded off into a nearby yard. I happily made my way to the Post Office (where the employees are the greatest, by the way), then home again, and didn’t see the hydrangea again… it must have found somewhere else to go.
Thinking back on it, I think the hydrangea just wanted to tell me to have a nice day.
So I will.
It’s the little things.