It has been ten long years since that day in the park. Ten happy and boring years, and Dianna couldn’t have asked for more than that. She didn’t know why she was thinking about that day in the park, as she packed fresh vegetables into a couple of paper bags. Than she remembered that today was the anniversary of that day. Dianna shook her head trying to clear her mind of that memory when the doorbell ringing woke her out of her mental fog.
“Hi Dianna, how’s it going? Do you have my vegetables ready?”
“Hi Tish, yeah come in. I left them on the kitchen counter. So are you and Miley ready for Demi’s birthday next week?”
“Are you kidding? That’s all Miley can talk about. She is so excited, you’d think it was her birthday instead of just her best friends. Speaking of Demi where is she?”
“Where else would she be , but back in the garden. She has convinced herself that if she doesn’t sing to the plants while she waters them that they get depressed and won’t grow as big. I swear the power of a young child’s imagination. Ha ha ha. Well here you go, two bags of my gardens best and brightest.”
“Well maybe Demi has a point. Nobody grows fruits and vegetables like Dianna’s garden. Ha ha. By the way where’s Eddie?”
“Poor guy. He works 8 hours than comes straight home to sleep for two or three. If he didn’t he wouldn’t have the energy to spend time with us in the evenings going to movies or eating dinner as a family. I thank the gods everyday for having given me such a fine man.”
“The gods? How Grecko-Roman of you. Ha ha ha. Like the mighty Olympians ever existed, and if they did I doubt they would care about us puny mortals.”
“You would be surprised Tish at how much myth is true and how much truth is just myth.”
Tish walks out of the house carrying the two bags of vegetables and as she walks along side the path leading out the white gate she can hear Demi singing to the plants. All of a sudden her body feels more energized and refreshed.
“God, that girl has such a powerful voice, it gives me energy just listening to it.”