On Monday, my family took advantage of the Japanese Garden's free admission day.
Evan wasn't thrilled with the idea, not because he didn't want to go to the Japanese Garden, but because Free Admission Day would be too crowded. As he says, if the point of going to a Japanese Garden is to have a peaceful time, you shouldn't go when everybody else is going. The boy is wise beyond his years, sometimes.
Maybe it's a result of being a mom for many years, but as long as my own family is mellow, I can find peace in the winding branches of an old tree, even in a crowd. We also found a sign or two of spring, heading our way in the Pacific Northwest.
What I'm reading:
I started Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones, in preparation for Monday's African American lit read-in on Vasilly's blog. I'm having mixed feelings about this book. I'm on page 95 and feel like I'm still waiting for the story to start. It's very well written, but I feel like we're stuck in set-up mode. As a result, I don't particularly look forward to picking it up each day--it's not one I think about at all in between reading--but, then again, every time I start reading, it's hard to put down.
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