Yesterday, midday, I took my lunch out to our deck to enjoy the shade of our “tent” — a large deck umbrella we often open up during the hottest part of the day to shade our back door and reduce the heat from the glass in the house. Add a slight breeze to the shade and it’s an ideal place to enjoy lunch or a few minutes of meditation.
We have new neighbors with a young child, a boy, I think, and apparently they had company, as I could hear children participating in a game of “tag,” counting, “56, 57, 58…” — something I haven’t heard kids playing in quite awhile. My lunch time turned into writing time, and a simple haiku to share.
children playing hide ‘n seek
joyful happy shouts