Miss Marples. Miami CSI. L.A. Confidential. “Thou shalt not kill.” And yet, many do it while the rest of us ponder it, read about it, and wonder about the people and the event. Recently I have been considering murder. Not to DO it, but the many sides of the thing… For there are an infinite number of ways to kill.
A few weeks ago I went outside to enjoy a moment of clarity through nature by taking a walk in my yard. I moved along each sand covered path watching the bugs crawl across leaves and bees take nectar from flowers that were in full bloom. I wandered down the east side of the house to the red velvet sage, and picked some of it to enjoy as I continued my walk. Everything was soothing and quiet. I was in love with the moment. I then moved to the west side of the yard slipping between the trumpet vines, white roses on the trellis, and some Texas sage. I walked all the way to the brick wall that separates the front of the yard from the back. […]