Rinke Park, via foursquare
“Giant Steps” - John Coltrane
from Giant Steps
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Apparently, cats aren’t the only pets who stare out of windows.
Barbara’s Rules of Bitter Experience:
(1) When you empty a drawer for his clothes
and a shelf for his toiletries, the relationship ends.
(2) When you finally buy pretty stationary
to continue the correspondence, he stops writing.