Lots of local news this Friday morning. Temperature 38 degrees. Its raining again. Snow is a possibility. Coyotes (this is why I keep Merriam-Webster open the whole time I’m writing my blog) have been spotted in Roslindale backyards. Not just one but a small pack were filmed roaming around together. They have also been spotted in nearby Brookline.
There is a lot of green space in my neighborhood although coyotes do seem to show up in inner city neighborhoods. Roslindale borders on the 265-acre Olmsted landscaped Arnold Arboretum. Some neighbors in nearby Chestnut Hill near Allandale Farm can hear the coyotes howling at night. That would be eerie (back to Merriam-Webster: :so mysterious, strange, or unexpected as to send a chill up the spine <a coyote’s eerie howl> <the similarities were eerie>; also : seemingly not of earthly origin <the flames cast an eerie glow>) I guess I used that word correctly.
Anyway, it was an Earl Grey with slice of lemon kind of morning. I’m finishing up my three week cleanse which prohibits caffeine (Are you kidding? I have to look up the spelling of caffeine?) but I decided I needed the comfort of Earl Grey. I also have a bottle of red wine on hand. Likewise prohibited by the cleanse.
One big difference between writing a blog which other people can read (I don’t delude myself into thinking that too many people are reading it.) and my journals is that I don’t write about all the negative things I feel about myself. I don’t assign blame or perpetuate a grudge. It’s a much healthier expression for me and there is no need to periodically shred anything. And, I get to write which I have always loved doing. My writing is more creative. Also, when I go back and read past entries I should be able to place the timing of some injustice that was happening to me at the time of the entry.