Today, after my walk, after taking and posting these pictures, after two hours of talking in phone conferences, my husband waves to me for attention, for lunch. Will I join him for lunch? Yes, I nod, raise 10 fingers for minutes. He agrees, disappears. It's fifteen or twenty fingers I should have asked for. He returns, asks, should he go without me? Five fingers, it's all I'm asking. He disappears. Is he waiting in his office? I hang up, go looking for him, hoping he has waited, not left for lunch without me.
He's there, at his desk, waiting, patiently. So we can go out on a Tuesday, October, to lunch. See now? In the morning pictured, below, the green lane going brown, leaf littered, through the meadow going into the gold light?
We find a corner, quiet, a booth, leather, light, soft, we have no small talk. We're in the lane, lasting and changing and being. We're growing patient and we're gazing off into a distance, the same direction.