Dear Ratty, you are my confidante for today. Here’s what I’ve noticed:
The Mayflies are back, as if they had been watching the calendar. Tiny black insects..do they bite? I think so, but the main thing is, they swarm on ya, lots of ‘em in your face just when you wanna sit outside on your newly set up patio furniture..oh well, they are God’s creatures and we must rejoice and be glad in them. I guess. Oh, but I went in for a few minutes, the temperature dropped a few degrees, and…they have retired
And another, unrelated thing:
My daughter, a first year law student, just had her Constitutional Law exam. I had found my old outline and given it to her last time she was home, and she took it along “for luck”! It’s all open book exams, so no cheating worries..but I doubt she’da referred to it anyway: I told her it was the last extant legible sample of my handwriting and she advised me “It’s not that legible! “ Anyway, she and her friends evidently regarded it as some kinda ur text, like, can you believe the Commerce Clause was ever that narrowly interpreted?
It’s funny: I wanted a baby, just in the nick of time, and I had her, and she was unutterably perfect. Beyond that, che sera, sera. I didn’t dream about her following in my footsteps and going to law school! And yet..now, my darling child calls up and argues legal issues with me! This being whose toes I used to take in my mouth if I felt like it! (And I did, they were SO pink’n’ pearly..)
She must increase and I must decrease, it is the way of all flesh.
I think there’s no more to be said.
Thanks for your kind attention, O Ratty.