I feel better, more ME. Not sure what it was about today, but it pummeled me up and down its block. Maybe I deserved it for a lack of connection to self. Spoken word in the vineyard today, as I’ve been meaning to do. One victory midday. But after that, I was surrounded. By challenges and demands, hands stretched toward me for another pour, and me only wanting my own glass. My own pours. My wine. My quiet. Finally had all a couple minutes ago, just watching sprinklers throw water wherever they wanted. Seated, safe, and finally composed, only at day’s end.