If you were smart, you’d probably spend more time stretching, he said & I said, If I were really smart, I’d probably spend more time just sitting in the shade drinking lemonade
How do you know? she said & the answers fell like feathers, or the first snowflakes of November, light & without words. I looked in her eyes & smiled. You just know, I said.
I’ve had cats since I was young, she said & I still love them. See, I said, you don’t have to be smart to be happy.
I yell way too much at my kids, but they’re smart enough to read between the noise.