Our government and much of the world seems to be in utter chaos if we take the major news outlets as our source of information.
But if I move away from the computer or radio and tv news and look around my rooms, there are so many more interesting and wonderful things to behold, to read, to make beautiful things with.
If I step out my door and bump into neighbors (and often, their dogs), happy transactions (and often, lickie licky? kisses) await.
A few steps more around the corner and I find my fabulous garden, exhausted from the heat but still bringing forth peppers, collards, leeks, herbs and, yes, tomatoes!
I just read an essay by Garrison Keillor and the line that jumped out at me was "What matters are tomatoes". Well, I thought, that's it.
And it's true.
It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.