I Felt a Kindred Spirit

I went to dig out weeds that had grown so high, in one of Euclid's many Adopt-A-Gardens.  Tufts of flowers maintained by volunteers.  Volunteers who love living in this community, and want to show it off.

To my relief I came to view a leveled scene.  Where the thisles had taken over, someone else had gone this way before.  Because of Covid-19, I would work the garden, as they had worked, alone.Sigh.

And then there passed by a stranger, going round and round, picking litter off the ground.

He turned and spoke to me.  His name he said was Dan.  He, from sheer morning gladness at the brim, was out donating his time to keeping Euclid clean.  He said it was a usual thing for him.

I thought of Robert Frost's words and smiled.  henceforth I worked no more alone.

People work together, I felt in my heart, whether they work together or apart.

Inspired by and including words from Robert Frost's poem - The Tuft of Flowers

Deborah Kramarz

Keep Euclid Beautiful Committee Member, Lake Shore Garden Club Member, CBG Council Member, Euclid Art Association Member, and Friends of Euclid Creek Member.  Retired Cleveland Teacher, Toys R Us Manager, Piping and Plant Layout Designer, and Montessori Daycare Director. Education: MBA Lived in West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersy, and Texas. Widowed mother of 2 and grandmother of 4. Hobbies: Protecting the environment and photography. Artist and Nature Lover.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 4:04 PM, 09.03.2020