This morning Bernie woke up and said, “Hey, Chet – what you doing on the bed?” And then: “And where’s my pillow?” Tough questions, a little too tough for me. After he had some coffee – talk about a great smell! – he said, “Tell you what – why don’t we just forget everything today and go for a long walk?” I forgot everything just like that.
One of the great things about our place on Mesquite Road is how it backs up on the canyon. Bernie opened the gate and there we were, off on a great ramble, Bernie huffing and puffing as we climbed the trail. There’s a lookout with a bench at the top. Bernie sat down and took a deep breath. “Just take in that view, Chet. Is this some kind of planet or what?” Lost me there, but then he gave me a nice scratch between the ears. Ah. “Happiness is possible, Chet. Got to keep that in mind.” Okeydoke.
Spencer Quinn will be at Market Street Bookshop, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee MA 02649 at 1:00 PM today.
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