Another cute little house which was clean and orderly seemed particularly bittersweet. The lady’s Christmas decorations were spread out on a table, available for anyone off the street to pick through. Those items, some homemade, were likely very important to her. I wanted to scoop them all up and take them home with me. Abandoned homeless Christmas decorations are sad. Her kitchen, once the hub of the house, was silent with coffee cups no longer used. Her husband’s handsome desk looked as if he just went down to the corner to buy a newspaper – his briefcase sat on the floor nearby and diplomas hung on the wall. His box of ties were $1 each. I hope he didn’t work too hard his whole life.
“Can’t Take it With You”, Eric Church
“Homeward Bound”, Paul Simon