Freeform Katia

November 15, 2006


Filed under: musings — freeformkatia @ 8:49 am

When I get stressed I get forgetful. And highly irritable. Add to that a poor night’s sleep and waking up with a kink in my neck and pain radiating down my back and my shoulder and you have: A BAD MORNING.

I couldn’t find my yarn for the cotton shawl. Grrrr. Then I forgot a bill at home that I had questions about and wanted to clear up today. Grrrr. And Maja refused to put on her jacket. And it was hot in the house — even though the thermostat is set at 68F, so I was overheating. Just everything was going wrong this morning.

Well, this cheered me up on my way in to work:

That someone took the time to arrange all those yellow leaves on the wall of the fountain. The pieces of paper say “Please don’t destroy me! Thank you!” It’s sad that someone has to make a request like that, that we can’t (and unfortunately understandably so) trust people to not be malicious and ruin a gift of this sort. And it really is a gift — at least for me it was, to come across these leaves on a wall that I pass by everyday.

I wish it were that we could all give an anonymous gift like this everyday. Something unexpected and out of the ordinary to surprise a passerby.



  1. Sorry that you had a bad morning. I hate when the stars seem to align in a bad way.

    I love seeing “random acts of beautification” like that leaf arrangement. The person’s intent was probably to get folks to feel the way you felt when you saw it. Things like that affirm my faith in humanity.

    By the way, the red dress was a great choice. You looked fantastic.


    Comment by Laura — November 15, 2006 @ 9:32 am

  2. Hey- I’m glad you were able to NOTICE the act! I’m so hectored some mornings I’m not sure I’d have seen it.

    Comment by Lynette — November 15, 2006 @ 12:14 pm

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