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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:21 PM

After a very foggy start, today turned sunny this afternoon in southern Illinois and I ventured

out to take stock of winter's damage and spring's promise. What I call "microflowers" are beginning to decorate the meadow and the fruit trees are beginning to "show color".

There are blowdowns to clear and redbuds and dogwoods to transplant. There are holes to be dug for apple and cherry trees scheduled to arrive next month. I give thanks for work to be done and the continuing ability to do it.

I am about halfway through a bottle of Elijah Craig Small Batch bourbon (94 proof) and I am free of pretense or artifice. What is going to happen will happen and our sole obligation is to either live or die well. The only constant is that love is the most God-like activity in which we can engage.

Later.



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Atticus Mar 25 OP
marybourg Mar 25 #1
Atticus Mar 25 #2
marybourg Mar 25 #3
Atticus Mar 25 #4
marybourg Mar 25 #5
AnotherDreamWeaver Mar 26 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 26 #7

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:23 PM

1. The corona virus does not allow us to die well.

We’ve been denied even that last bit of dignity.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:27 PM

2. Ah, you see. I believe each of us is in control of that. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:35 PM

3. Then I guess you haven't

read the descriptions of people quickly slipping into respiratory failure after doing well for several weeks.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:40 PM

4. Yes, I have. We can surrender our dignity, but it cannot be taken from us without our consent. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:40 PM

5. Okay.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:58 AM

6. Hear Hear ! Many Blessings on you, the Redbuds, Dogwoods, Apples and Cherries. nt

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:06 AM

7. There's a volunteer peach tree blooming in the garden.

The apple trees have buds and green fuzz.

I may have to mow a little tomorrow.

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