Scenes from the Japanese Friendship Garden at 1045 Massachusetts street in downtown Lawrence. In the almost 15 years it has been here, I had never explored it before this week.
There is a lovely spot for sitting. And thinking. There is never enough time for uninterrupted thinking. Today at work I passed a girl in the hall. She was maybe 10 years old and wearing a bow at a jaunty angle on the side of her head. I stopped her and said "THAT is an extremely cute bow", she said "thank you", I said "if I were 40 years younger I would wear a bow exactly like that bow in my hair", she said "you are never too old to wear a bow in your hair" and she gave me a great big smile. I want to sit and think about how great it is that we live in a world with girls like that in it.