3'30 min, 2008
We have a square of grass outside the front door. It's technically a yard, but its size makes such a title seem too grandiose. Our neighbor's square is a garden. Right now it's divided into three sections—hyacinths, daffodils and tulips.
A low hedge divides our respective squares. The hedge has a neat part down the middle and a different haircut on either side. Her side is trimmed short. Our side grows wild.
Sometimes I see Lukas chatting with the neighbor, the hedge between them, and it makes me wonder how she feels. She’s smiling as he holds a cup of coffee in one hand and gestures with the other. Maybe she'd like to see our half trimmed. And the grass cut. The path swept and the door repainted.
As a friendly gesture I put a gnome in her flowerbed once. Just a small one to help in the garden at night. But it’s safe to say it wasn't appreciated since it disappeared the next day.