The Tomato & the Leather Collar – Tiny Event #8

June 19 1. The tomato plant had fallen over just above the last tie. 2. It was bent at the waist, crown down. I righted the tomato plant to bind it to the stake. 3. I took off my leather collar and looped it twice and snapped it, strapping the tomato loosely to its stake. … Continue reading The Tomato & the Leather Collar – Tiny Event #8

Cough – Tiny Event #6

This is my first experiment in a listening tiny event. June 15 1. He was coughing. 2. He coughed and coughed and coughed. Coughed. 3. I woke up to the sound of his coughing, coming through two closed doors. 4. I lay awake for hours after he came home and started coughing. 5. I don't … Continue reading Cough – Tiny Event #6

Door – Tiny Event #2

I hesitate to share this one.  I feel like I should only disclose things that are neutral, not things that are angry or uncomfortable.  But I figure you, my dear reader, will have had angry or uncomfortable moments and maybe even slammed some doors. You are welcome to tell me about them. June 7 1. … Continue reading Door – Tiny Event #2

Tiny Events – Starting Small

Something happened. It happened while I was sitting on my porch in the morning, drinking coffee, eating toast, and reading the New Yorker - same thing I do every morning - one of the reliable rituals that make me feel at ease.  It was a very small thing.  But this small thing struck me and made … Continue reading Tiny Events – Starting Small