“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” ~ Yoda
Our neighborhood is a mix of baby boomers and young families. We enjoy summer barbecues, block parties, and neighborhood watch. Neighbors chat in the street in the evening. Occasional turmoil occurs when someone cuts down a tree or parks an RV in the street.
The most exciting things on our street—naked squirrels running up trees or kids joy riding on scooters.
A week ago, moving vans parked in front of one of my longtime neighbors’ (twenty plus years) home. I assumed one of their adult children moved back. I assumed wrong.
They moved in the middle of the week, in the middle of the day, without telling anyone.
Unknown neighborhood dispute? Witness protection? Stalker?
Stairs. Stair. Stairs. They now present an insurmountable issue. Our former neighbors moved twenty minutes away to a single story home.
Fortunately, we’ve been invited to visit them. Glad to know we’re not the other kind of former neighbors.
The next day, while talking to one of my friends at the neighborhood grocery store, I didn’t examine the mushrooms I took from the display. I just shoved them in my sack.
“You will find only what you take with you.” ~ Yoda
When I prepped the mushrooms for our spaghetti sauce, guess what rolled out of the bag?
This is what happens when you’re afraid to lose your neighbor who is your friend. The good news, our neighbors are selling their home to one of their daughters so we aren’t losing anything.
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” ~ Yoda
Try. But I did try. And the conjoined mushrooms tasted great. Circle of life, my friends, circle of life.