ME: You've finally arrived! welcome! I am so glad!
ME(annoyed tone): But you took your time, didn't you? You should have come three weeks ago!
THEY: Look, It was too cold for us. Anyway, it wasn't the right time.
ME(petulantly): But I wanted you when the Mian was still here!
THEY(scornfully): Listen to yourself! You preach to the world about environmental flow regimes and then want us to accommodate your Mian's travel schedules! And your whims, we might add..
ME: but.. but..
My basil just sprouted. Am already planning pasta with tomato sauce, toasted pine nuts. strewn with fresh, fragrant, green-ness.
I'll write when...
8 hours ago