full circle in the hundred acre wood

Buck has taken to bringing a whole orange into the bedroom most evenings after we retire. He puts it on a newspaper, then carefully peels and sections it with the pocket knife he keeps on his bedside table. His first cut releases a fragrant shower of citrus oil into the air.

My own frequent evening snack is a small dish of not-quite-thawed frozen sweet dark cherries spritzed with a dash of balsamic raspberry glace.

We share.

How marvelous to sleep in a grove and an orchard every night.

2 thoughts on “Orange-Scented Sheets

  1. dclaud says:

    I’m glad to hear someone else confessing to midnight snacks. I remember seeing my mom, in PJs, backlit by the fridge light, caught — eating maybe leftover fried bream and feeling guilty, though I had come to raid the fridge myself. Dad loved milkshakes amped up with bananas and malted milk. Mine are sometimes elaborate, involving at that time of night, really flavorful choices such as Gorgonzola, anchovies, nachos with blistering sauce, roasted garlic with red peppers. People say it should affect my dreams, but I rarely have any I can remember.


  2. Wally Jones says:

    Aroma therapy at its finest.


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