Goldenrod is blooming now.
Funny, but I always thought goldenrod was the source of all those red eyes and runny noses one sees this time of year. Turns out (according to Wikipedia) that the late-summer culprit is another bloomer altogether.
That’s a good thing for us, since we have goldenrod all over the place.
Apt, and also ironic, since the online Goldenrod has been on my mind a great deal lately… but unlike these showy bits of flowering sunshine, the human Goldenrod is not blooming.
I’ve been mentally wrestling with myself for days, trying to decide whether to write about this or not. After all, she’s frequently online, and she may very well read this.
But Goldenrod is not just another online personae; she’s my mother. And although I don’t know how much I’m going to feel like writing in the days and weeks to come, I do know that I’m going to need an outlet now and again.
Just as well nobody reads this blog anymore.
I hope she understands.