March 2021

by Tom Swift

31 Wednesday

  • The month of March. We hardly knew ye.
  • Nursed coffee.
  • Cold coffee. Not cold-brewed coffee. Whatever that is. Just coffee cold.
  • Keen memories.
  • The warmth of the morning bed.
  • Your dog.
  • Your gut.
  • The chance to help someone help others.
  • John Keats.
  • Rosemary fries.

30 Tuesday

  • Vets.
  • Evening strolls in shorts.
  • Grocery delivery.
  • Self-understanding.
  • Asking for what you need.
  • An old haunt on a sunny afternoon.
  • Reducing the pile a little bit.
  • The Animal Humane Society.
  • Fresh chicken for your hungry little buddy.

29 Monday

  • John Sellars.
  • Epsom salt.
  • The power of exercise throughout the day.
  • Confidence to show up.
  • Essays.
  • The Work.
  • Focus.
  • Not seeing so much.
  • Walking meditation (loosely defined).
  • Taking care of your little buddy.
  • Not having (human) treats in the house.

28 Sunday

  • Two walks before noon.
  • Your Stoic Meetup group.
  • Gabriel Blott.
  • Getting caught up at work.
  • Your name.
  • The eagle you saw soaring and floating on walk no. 2.
  • Turning it around.
  • The sleep benefits of reading.
  • The way you word things.
  • Scrambled eggs with a little cheese.

27 Saturday

  • Early morning reading.
  • Pressing the restart button.
  • The wasp you found and set free on Friday.
  • Waking dreams that give your useful warnings.
  • Dog toots.
  • Self-understanding.
  • Stress.
  • Warm, buttery bread dipped in chicken soup.
  • Leading with your flaws.

25 Thursday

  • Your health.
  • Change.
  • Rain.
  • A break in the rain long enough for a long walk.
  • Helping someone.
  • Sharing.
  • Evening exercise.
  • Frozen blueberries.

22 Monday

  • Uncomfortable feelings.
  • Having your taxes filed.
  • Sweatshirt evenings.
  • Being back on the porch again.
  • Your neighbor’s flickering porch light.
  • Calm.
  • Dinner salads.
  • Synchronicity.

21 Sunday

  • Spring!
  • The order of the universe.
  • Intellectual interactions.
  • Squirrels that go out on long, slim limbs.
  • Anger.
  • John Sellars.
  • Mental snapshots.
  • Honesty.
  • 350 good words.

20 Saturday

  • The return of three-walk days.
  • Modern medicine. They already have a vaccine!
  • Nurses.
  • The powerful play.
  • Billions.
  • Ibuprofen.
  • Taxes.
  • Cod sandwiches.
  • Carbohydrates.
  • Getting back to it.

9 Tuesday

  • Your dog’s teeth.
  • Fear: going forward anyway.
  • How deeply you feel.
  • How quickly you forget.
  • Prayers immediately responded to.
  • Love.
  • The opportunity to care for him.
  • Care now to prevent problems later.

7 Sunday

  • Time.
  • Your dog sleeping on your leg.
  • Transitions.
  • Clarity about necessary purchases.
  • Questioning everything.
  • Sleep.

6 Saturday

  • Moving on.
  • Preparation.
  • Your roof.
  • A trusted handyman.
  • Eric Bogosian.
  • A much-needed nap.
  • Walking without a jacket.
  • Steak sandwiches.

4 Thursday

  • Water.
  • Gin and tonics.
  • A break from it all.
  • Jennifer Connelly.
  • 1980s music.
  • A sweet, thoughtful message from your dog’s doctor.

2 Tuesday

  • The Karate Kid.
  • Halloween moons in March.
  • Lines that make you laugh to yourself an hour later.
  • March light.
  • The sound of your projection being shattered like a plate of glass in an interaction with the working end of an anvil.
  • Reps during the work day.
  • White beans and chicken.

1 Monday

  • Lincoln.
  • Words that stir from earlier times and different places.
  • Whispers in your dreams.
  • The pigeon.
  • The way your body responds.
  • The readings your body gives.
  • Phone breaks.
  • Early dinner.