Monday, April 29, 2019
Picnic, Then & Now
That first year that our family arrived in Ontario, we were thrilled to picnic along with some friends during the summer and autumn months. We excitedly visited parks and lakes for a taste of fresh air, sun and maple trees. Four or five families would decide what to bring (lots of food and plastic ware) and then we will meet in the park with our young children. It was fun grilling meat on barbeque pit, feasting on fresh fruits and vegetables, and most specially catching up on each other's lives. The children played ball, and chased the birds and squirrels.
How times have changed over the years. We find packing and preparing food for the picnic now tiresome. Since our grown up children don't join us, it is just my hubby and I hiking and eating our Subway sandwiches in the nearby park. The lighter our load, the more enjoyable our walks. We still reconnect with our friends by going to someone else's house and dine in the outside patio with catered food. It is not the place that matters now, but the bond of friendship that we most treasure.
two geese fly eastward
as April clouds blanket sky-
tulips budding - joy -
Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday - That Picnic- with Gina as our lovely host. Our theme for this week’s haibun is picnic! Share with us a memory (good or bad or funny from a picnic – your haibun must not be fictional but a real experience!