Where I Fit in Suburbia
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Passion to the Third Degree.
Itâ€™s a small thing, in some ways, but one that delights me.
Iâ€™ve decided to create flowering borders along the driveway. Iâ€™ve wanted to do this for years but my ex used to run over the flowerbeds and the driveâ€™s really tough for Shannon to back out of, too. But heâ€™s no longer here and sheâ€™ll learn.
I realized when I decided to do create the borders that I have the only house in my entire neighborhood where there are flowers planted in the front yard. Sure, others are landscaped and sculpted oh-so-formally-and-conservatively, but Iâ€™m the only one with color and a bit of wildness on the edges.
Sheesh. Thatâ€™s rather analogous with how I fit into this neighborhood.