Friday, September 18, 2009

Clean and Green

I took a tree to the car wash today.

Three years worth of dust weighed down the leaves of silk ficus beside my bed, and the dirty leaves weighed me down. I didn't have time to wash each leaf by hand, so I took off Paula's top and packed the tree into her back seat.

Ten minutes and four quarters later, the tree was clean, I felt lighter, and the people who drove by had a good story to tell at dinner.

Sometimes I wonder why making a fool of myself never bothers me. Maybe I'm just used to it.


kario said...

Making a fool of yourself? I prefer to call this "thinking outside the box."

Love it!

Deb Shucka said...

I'm with Kari. You are one of the most creative people I know. It's just one of many reasons I love you. I'll be smiling all day with the picture of you and your ficus at the car wash.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Lucky is the woman who doesn't give a rat's ass what people think about her.

Good for you Jerri!

Go Mama said...

Love you!!

luckyzmom said...

Chuckle, chuckle!

Amber said...

I agree with Michelle!

The Fool is a powerful archetype to hold. But I think you just still hold the joy of The Magical Child in your self. Children don't give a rats ass, either! It is so freeing and lovely.