How could I have skipped three days of gems? Well, here's for today.....
*Road repairs force me to detour through alleyways (this city still has them) and I pass by backyard gardens and towering hollyhocks.
*Finally deciding on a car--red.
*The salesperson asks, for the purchase forms, my birthdate.
"I was born on that date!"--he says.
"Where were you born?"--says I.
"!!!So was I!"--a fleeting bond.